‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes and slasher movies. But if you’re not looking for something too over the top on gruesomeness, Crimson Peak might be just right for you. The movie came out on Friday, October 16. Although trailers sell it as a horror movie, reviews came in saying the movie is a little ineffective when categorized as such. “It’s not the horror movie that’s being sold in the trailers, but a Gothic romance…that’s not such a bad thing if you happen to love costume dramas,” says slashfilms.com.
This mysterious tale of love and horror comes from the imagination of the talented director, Guillermo del Toro starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam was the main characters. Although the main character was originally suppose to be Benedict Cumberbatch, he dropped out for unknown reasons but immediately after, the script was sent directly to Tom who refused to do it at first but eventually caved in because he thought it was such a good role and a brilliant script. Benedict and Tom are known to be best friends and Benedict said he was very glad Tom got the part.
According to the trailers, it is about a girl who meets a mysteriously handsome man, marries him, moves into the haunted house of Crimson Peak and there, she uncovers horrible secrets that will haunt her forever. Those secrets involve her mysterious husband and the ghosts that haunt Crimson Peak. “The setting of the movie was really beautiful and I thought it was really cool how the plot was laid out and the cast was really good,” says Catherine Bryant (’18) who went to see the movie the weekend it came out. Overall, the movie can be described as more of a Gothic romance.
Mari Holland (’17) says she does not like slasher films yet she would give Crimson Peak a try if her friends are willing to with her to see it. “If my friends decide to go see it, I’ll go with them. I don’t get really get scared that easily so…yeah.”