“Beware of Crimson Peak”: Guillermo Del Toro Returns to Bloody, Beautiful Horror
The Pan's Labyrinth writer-director's latest stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.
“Ghosts are real, that much I know.”
In Guillermo Del Toro‘s brilliant Pan’s Labyrinth, childhood fantasies and nightmares were brought to gorgeous, monstrous life; so, when the visionary director turns his lens to horror, you can expect nothing less than a feast of frightening detail. Crimson Peak, Del Toro’s newest, has a lot of promise: an excellent cast, eye-popping production and costume design, incredibly unnerving special effects, and the praise of Stephen King. Set in 19th century England, Mia Wasikowska stars as a young woman attuned to the afterlife who joins her a new husband (Tom Hiddleston) and his mysterious sister (Jessica Chastain) in their family’s big, creepy house with—by the looks of it—a pretty gory past (and secrets!). Set to a pretty straightforward ghost story narrative, you can expect something lying in wait for Crimson Peak; Del Toro excels with taking a story you think you already know, and twisting the narrative until it (and your nerve) snaps.
Crimson Peak will be out in, mmm-hmm, October.