Guillermo Del Toro invites you to enter his Gothic house of horrors as the first UK trailer for his haunted house story Crimson Peak creeps online and unnerve our senses.
After the unexpected success of Pacific Rim we all prayed that At The Mountains Of Madness would be made however the Studios declined.But thanks to the success of Pacific Rim he now evokes our nightmares with a vision that takes us back to the days of why we fell in love with his films, beautifully enticing horrifically macabre.
Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska as aspiring author Edith Cushing who marries the mysterious older gentleman Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) whom she moves with to her new crumbling abode in Cumbria Northern England. But as time goes by Edith soon discovers her husband may not be all he says he is and with his sister living with them Lady Lucile Sharpe (Jessica Chastain) danger starts to reveal itself around her.
Wow where do we start with this one apart from saying we love every moment of this one. We can elements of Del Toro’s classic Devil’s Backbone in this as well as The Innocents especially in the psychological horror in the chemistry between the characters. This will be a slow burning menacing and if we go by what we see in the trailer the film looks like it will get more unsettling every minute.
It’s great to see Del Toro finally creating something aimed purely at adults rather than teens, reminiscent of his non-English language filmography.Whatever you think this film will prove horror can be elegantly beautiful and creepy at the same time rather than all out gruesome.
Crimson Peak is set for 16th October release date and will co-star Charlie Hunnam.
* 16th February Update – A big thank to Universal Pictures UK who have sent us the UK version of the Trailer.