Crimson Peak – movie review

On October 22, 2015 by gorehore

Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak

Plot: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider (Tom Hiddleston). Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.

Review: Crimson Peak is a beautiful movie to watch and you know it will be because it’s directed by Guillermo del Toro, who also created Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy.

It’s a gothic horror filled with breathtaking visuals and scare jumps. To my surprise it had a lot of gory scenes and very few romantic ones. I thought it would be the other way around as it claims to be a gothic romance movie. Oh well…

Anyhow, the first half of the movie kept me very interested and the storyline was getting good. However, the other half just dramatically got very boring and the storyline weakened.

Don’t let that discourage you from seeing it though. This is still a very beautiful movie and should be appreciated and watched for its visuals, so go see it on a big screen while you can!

FYI: Universal wanted to release the film around Halloween, and since Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t finish the film until December 2014 or January 2015, the release date had to be set for October 2015.

Genre: gothic horror, ghosts, gore, haunted house

Rating: 4 Hammer Smashed Faces out of 5


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