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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Official trailer Victor Frankenstein released

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James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliff in Victor Frankenstein
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliff in Victor Frankenstein

De officiële trailer van 20th Century Fox’ nieuwe horrorfilm Victor Frankenstein is released. Daniel Radcliffe (a.k.a Harry Potter) en James McAvoy (Prof. X in de X-Men Origins films), één van mijn favoriete acteurs, spelen de hoofdrollen in deze twist op het klassieke verhaal van Mary Shelley’s boek Frankenstein uit 1818.

Het verhaal wordt verteld vanuit Igor’s perspectief, gespeeld door Radcliff, en het ontstaan van zijn vriendschap met de jonge wetenschapper Victor von Frankstein (McAvoy). Beide delen ze de visie om de mensheid te helpen met hun doorbrekende onderzoek naar onsterfelijkheid. Maar Victor’s experimenten gaan te ver en zijn obsessie heeft verschrikkelijke consequenties. Alleen Igor kan zijn vriend terughalen die de waanzin nabij is en hem redden van zijn eigen monsterlijke creatie (bron: foxmovies).

De film is vanaf 26 november te zien in de Nederlandse bioscopen.

Wat vind jij van de trailer?

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The official trailer of 20th Century Fox’ new horror movie Victor Frankenstein is released. The leading roles are played by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and James McAvoy (Prof. X in the X-Men: Origins movies) in this modern twist on Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein from 1818.

The story is told from Igor’s perspective, played by Daniel Radcliff, and his growing friendship with the young scientist Victor Von Frankenstein (James McAvoy). They both share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation (source: foxmoviesfoxmovies).

The movie will be released on 26th of November.

What do you think of the trailer?