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CRIMSON PEAK. 2015.

3 STARS - REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE

Ghosts are real, that much I know. I’ve seen them all my life…



The internationally renowned producer Guillermo de Toro once again produced another blood curdling and haunting movie in the jewel of Crimson peak. Exhibiting some of the most beautiful camerawork and special effects, the movie follows the story of Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) and her terrifying relationship with Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).

After falling in love with Sir Thomas Sharpe on his quest to find financial backing in the United States, the movie follows Edith’s marriage to Sharpe and her relocation to Crimson Peak with Sir Thomas and her sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain). Haunted by the shots in her past and starting to unravel horrifying mysteries at the dilapidated house, Edith begins to see the Ghosts of Crimson Peak’s past try and ward her away from her inevitable downfall from a haunted and homicidal brother and sister.

The story, haunting in it’s eeriness and brutal in its imagery, is one of the most colourful movies you will see this year. Made even more enthralling by the monumental performances from Tom Hiddlestone, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chasten, the movie entertains audiences from start to finish. The devilish facades the brother and sister put on in their pursuit of financial gain, alongside Sir Tomas’ struggle with his heartfelt love for adorning wife Edith create a dark and intricate love triangle torn apart by the overriding decision of what means more, money or affection.

Crimson Peak is chilling interpretation of romance and blood curdling horror that sends spine-chilling sensations down the back of the neck to the ends of the toes. Guillermo de Toro has once again rivalled his Pans Labryinth with another cinematic masterpiece that gets pulses racing from the second we enter the haunted manor.

“Where I come from, ghosts are not to be taken lightly”

CRIMSON PEAK. 2015.


 

BY BEN CRONSHAW

UNIVERSAL SONY PICTURES NORDIC HOME ENTERTAINMENT

RELEASE: FEBRUARY 2016

CRIMSO PEAK Review - Eken Magazine