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Rated R · 119 minutes · 2015

Horror, Mystery, Romance
"It's not a ghost story," Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) says in Crimson Peak. "It's a story with a ghost in it." Edith isn't talking about Crimson Peak, though she might as well be. Guillermo del Toro's latest is a visually sumptuous gothic romance—one that, amid all the melodrama, offers slivers of sly wit, loving nods to classic horror, and, by the time it's over, quite a bit of blood. It also has a ghost in it. Or two. Or three. Gorgeously designed—and shot in slaughterhouse reds, oily blacks, and del Toro's trademark hues of amber—Crimson Peak isn't going to be for everybody. It's a slow burn, and it's frequently silly—a combo that feels all the more unusual given that the horror genre has become reliant on cheap, found-footage jump scares. But del Toro, cowriter Matthew Robbins, and cinematographer Dan Laustsen bait their hook early—we only get a few minutes into the film before our first sighting of a g-g-g-g-ghost. Once Crimson Peak settles into its sordid, bloody, and unexpectedly fun groove, it ends up somewhere between romance, horror, and dark comedy. Nobody in their right mind would want to live in Crimson Peak (C'MON, EDITH), but del Toro makes it an irresistible place to visit (119 min.).
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Director: Guillermo del Toro
Producer: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene and Jillian Share
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Doug Jones, Jonathan Hyde, Bruce Gray, Emily Coutts and Alec Stockwell


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