Monday, November 02, 2015

Crimson Peak

(2015) ***1/2

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the visuals in this movie were beautiful! I almost gave it four stars, but the ending left me with a few questions hanging in the air-which are still unanswered.
Placed in 1887, this love/ghost story definitely holds your attention.
Young Edith has been seeing the ghost of her recently passed mother, who warns her"beware the crimson peak".
 She grows up to become a writer of ghost fiction which is frowned upon by men. They try to convince her to write love stories instead but they are failures. She decides to try to send her last ghost story to New York to be published, but before she does, young handsome fella Sir Thomas Sharpe picks it up and takes a liking to it. He charms her by sending it himself, romancing her to win her heart and has many outings with Edith and his sister Lucille. Her father notices rather quickly and puts an end to it. The next day, his body is found in the bath house. Edith is then whisked away to Allerdale Hall to become his wife but she soon discovers she has made a mistake! Many noises are heard...many ghosts are being seen!
I do recommend seeing this movie specially for the twists, just keep in mind you might be confused about a couple of thing..minor things.


Catfreeek said...

That house really was such an amazing set.

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AC said...

Sounds great, I'm in!

Octopunk said...

That's what I keep hearing about this; like it or not, the visuals are amazing.