Film: Crimson Peak

Take a little walk to the edge of town and go across the tracks...

Crimson Peak is the next approach of Guillermo del Toro to ghost stories, set to be released in October 2015. Itís - in his own words - a classic gothic horror romance with a modern take. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam.

It's 1899 and Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) is a young writer with a troubled past, who marries Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and moves to his mansion home, Adderly Hall, in Cumbria where he resides with his sister Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). But (par for the course with a del Toro film) Edith discovers that Sir Thomas is not what he appears to be...

The first official trailer can be watched here.


This film contains examples of:

  • Snow Means Death: The eponymous house lies on a hilltop surrounded by a mostly barren snowy landscape. Also, the heroine is shown brandishing a knife confronting some kind of ghost(?) outside while the snow swirls around her.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Sir Thomas Sharpe, who is played by Tom Hiddleston unsurprisingly.