Review Crimson Peak (2015): An ode to the Gothic novel brought to life by Del Toro’s visual poetry

Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak

‘Crimson Peak’ is a gothic horror movie set in the beginning of the 20th century in which the young writer Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) falls in love with the mysterious English ‘baronet’ Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Edith moves in with Thomas and his sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) in their Victorian mansion. But she’s not alone in the house: she is haunted by ghosts from a dark past, something Edith is experiencing from a young age. With ‘Crimson Peak’ director Guillermo del Toro revives the forgotten gothic horror genre. Continue reading “Review Crimson Peak (2015): An ode to the Gothic novel brought to life by Del Toro’s visual poetry”

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