Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Movie Monday (a day late): Crimson Peak

My friend Kim Harrington brought something very interesting to my attention: a Victorian haunted house movie directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska!

Check out the trailer:

(Obviously the film stars many famous/amazing people in addition to Hiddleston and Wasikowska, but LOKI and JANE EYRE in a ghost movie??? Seriously, what could be better?)

The trailer certainly is gorgeous and creepy. It also seems a bit "over-the-top" in some places. I loved Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone, but I think del Toro can get carried away sometimes (e.g. Pacific Rim).

In many ways the trailer reminds me of those old Ken Russell movies like Gothic or Lair of the White Worm. It also brings Gormenghast to mind. These associations leave me feeling a little nostalgic and a lot apprehensive. I just don't want the style of the film to overwhelm the story and characterization.

Steve has already told me he won't see it, and I know it's a bit too dark and sexy for certain friends. So looks like I'll be cowering in a theater all by lonesome in mid October! Will YOU be seeing it?

P.S. Supernatural fans will be pleased to learn that Jim Beaver is part of the cast!

[Cross-posted at Livejournal]


  1. Oh my, what a deliciously creepy trailer! I might just have to get the DVD when it comes out, since there's no chance the movie will be shown here...

    1. I would love to compare notes once we've both seen it!

    2. Yes, we must!

      Also, I just took a look at the movie's IMDB page and... Burn Gorman is in it! I know he's not everyone's cup of tea, but I do have a soft spot for him ever since he played Guppy :-)

    3. I love Burn Gorman, too -- particular from TORCHWOOD. I tried to get a photo with him at Dragon Con, but his handler was ferocious. I'm hoping that the film will be shown near you since it was filmed in Canada? But maybe that has no bearing.

    4. Alas, I don't think that'll make any difference at all... We only have 2 big cinemas that show huge blockbusters and movies by Quebec filmmakers, plus a tiny cinema that specializes in small independent movies. I fear "Crimson Peak" falls in between :-(