- Incidentally, this would really up the horror ante — in Victorian England, pregnancy meant a "confinement" within the house for a period of months. A pregnant Edith would be barred from leaving Crimson Peak, no matter how scary it gets...
- This would certainly give a meaning (beyond the obvious) to the brief shots of them having sex in the trailer.
- Jossed. The Sharpes need Edith's money. She is the right choice because she's rich and her father is her only family. Once he's dead they think nobody will come looking for her once she vanishes.
- Jossed. Thomas and Lucille (but mostly Lucille) are the villains of the story. All the ghosts in the house are trying to warn Edith and prevent her from being murdered. What's more, it is the fact that they're blind to the supernatural that foils their plans.
- However, the book says otherwise; the house as an entity is outright referred to in the book, and in interviews Guillermo del Toro refers to trying to make the house a character.
- Partially confirmed. Both siblings are killed near the end of the movie and become ghosts.
- Both Sharpes are ghosts and want living bodies (Alan is now screwed)
- Both Sharpes are alive and want unrelated bodies (same as above)
- Thomas is alive and Lucille is not (or very sick) and wants to give her Edith's healthy, unrelated body.
- Lucille is paranoid about Thomas actually falling in love with Edith, or at least caring about her enough to not sacrifice her
- The Sharpes can only possess blood relatives and there wasn't another "Lucille" so he's hoping Edith will do (the "vats" were his experiments to get Lucille into unrelated bodies).
- All Jossed.
- Confirmed. He and Edith escape alive but a little worse for wear.
- Sure, he was 12 when his mother was killed, but it seems he said nothing to the authorities when questioned. Also, he did marry three women for their money, intentionally leading them on, while sleeping with his sister the whole time. The audience assumes that he never slept with his three other wives because he didn'the love them, but he more than likely didn't sleep with them because he knew they wouldn't be around long to wonder why their loving husband wasn't fulfilling his marital obligations. And his Anguished Declaration of Love to Edith sounds more like trying to come off as innocent to the one girl he does love.
As Cushing observes, Sir Thomas is great at making toys, but the digger has already consumed all the money he had left and the fortunes of three heiresses and he still can't get it to work... and it's not really that elaborate for the period- by now the Industrial Revolution has even deep mining working well- the digger would be obsolete already.
- He also isn't very wise with it. He sticks his hand almost directly into a gear wheel that's running at full speed- it's actually quite implausible when he gets only a superficial burn from doing something so obviously stupid.
Edith originally wrote a ghost story (or at least a story "with ghosts" where they serve as a "metaphor for the past," if we're to believe her claims), but was refused by every publisher she approached and told to write a love story instead. So that's what she did; she changed the original plot she had in mind and added romance to it. However, since Edith has no real passion and/or understanding of romance, it ended up resulting in a sloppily thrown-together tale that was full of holes and chock-full of idiocy.
It's not stated whether the wives knew- or were able to object to- the true nature of Thomas and Lucille's relationship- it's possible all Enola knew was that when she arrived at the house Lucille was carrying an illegitimate baby. The photographs look very much like a mother posing with her own child, and she still seems to be caring for it when they're both dead. Possibly she thought that if Thomas wouldn't or couldn't consummate the marriage for some unexplained reason then Lucille's unfortunate mistake would give her the chance to be a mother.(It looks like she worked it out in the end but that doesn't make her stop loving the baby as her own.)
- Lucille and Thomas' incestuous relationship started at a precocious age- twelve and fourteen. It's certainly unlikely that Thomas initiated sexual contact with his sister at that age- unless an adult had already opened his mind to the issue, but even then (in fact even at the time he'd be legally regarded as unable to consent at that age)... And Lucille seems to have thought that performing sexual acts on her pre-teen brother was a valid way to show him 'love'...
- It also fits Thomas' generally emotionally stunted personality: only when he develops adult sexual and romantic feelings for Edith does he start to realise that there was something 'not right' in the 'love' that he's experienced with Lucille since he was a little boy.
However, the child will be born sickly because she was poisoned early in her pregnancy.