Title: Crimson Peak
Released: 9th October 2015
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Mystery, Gothic Romance,
Rating: **** (4/5 stars)
About: After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
Review: This film really did exceed my expectations.
It is a modern gothic romance masterpiece. It is brilliantly directed and the acting is superb. The atmosphere that surrounds the film just crackles with sexual passion and dark secrets.
The costume and set designs were stunning. Need I say anything more? Simply watch the film and you’ll really appreciate the effort that went into all of the design.
The film starts off really simple and it isn’t until later when Edith marries Thomas that things start to get interesting. Saying that the beginning of the film wasn’t bad, it was just like the standard for any opening to a film.
YET I did really enjoy this film, my one complaint being (and the reason to why I didn’t give 5 stars), is because for me the ending felt a bit rushed and although it worked, it just wasn’t a perfect ending.
However, this film does keep your attention throughout. You almost want it to end just so it will all make sense (and I mean that in a good way!). It’s strange and unusual for a plot but it is brilliant. I mean where would you find the perfect mixture of a bit of gothic horror, romance, and a big old mystery.
Throughout the entire film, I didn’t feel the need to question anything. The only participation that I made whilst watching this film was some giggling, screaming, and swooning. I mean Tom Hiddleston is in it and what a lovely addition that is.
It really does get all your emotions going. There are some funny scenes, romance scenes, scary scenes, and some slightly awkward scenes. It has EVERYTHING that you could possibly need if you’re not sure what type of film you’re in the mood for.