Beware of Crimson Peak
Halloween is in two weeks so I’m trying to read as many horror books and watch horror-related films. Crimson Peak has piqued my interest for some time now. Guillermo Del Toro is a brilliant director and he directed one of my favorite underrated action movies Pacific Rim. Once I saw a final trailer, I knew I had to see this in theaters. Gothic literature is a huge interest of mine and this trailer really gave off this gothic/horror vibe.
Crimson Peak was pretty good, but I guess I was a little disappointed. Edith Cushing (played by Mia Wasikowska), is a writer who writes ghost stories. Her mother came back as a ghost and warns her of Crimson Peak. Edith meets Thomas Sharpe (played by Tom Hiddleston) He’s seductive and charming. His sister, Lucille (played by Jessica Chastain) is equally creepy. There’s something quite off about her. Edith and Tom fall in love and go back to his home and ghosts start appearing. The house itself is quite gorgeous. There’s a room that’s a two-story library with a piano. I am devoted to having a library in my house *hopefully,*
I knew what was coming. Thomas and Lucille had been having sex and fell in love. When Lucille’s mother found out, Lucille kills her with an ax. Lucille and Thomas have a baby, but because they are brother and sister, the baby doesn’t survive. Thomas and Lucille set up a scheme to rob rich women of their money and use it for Thomas’s business. Though because Thomas fell in love with Edith, he wanted to protect her.
I guess I was expecting a surprise ending. Something that I thought would shock me to the core, but instead, I felt the movie was rather predictable.
That being said, I did like the movie. The cinematography is great and it was interesting seeing Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain in these types of roles. Plus a side note to Charlie Hunnam who is gorgeous in this movie <3.
I recommend seeing Crimson Peak. It wasn’t amazing, but it was still good to see around Halloween time.