Guillermo del Toro’s newest film,”Crimson Peak” is a dark, Gothic horror that focuses on the story of a of an aspiring writer who is torn between her love for an old friend and the appeal of a mysterious stranger. While struggling to cope with her past, she is married and swept away to a decaying old manor that has a life of it’s own. The halls of the sprawling manor are filled with spirits that have set their sites on her.
“Crimson Peak” has a truly incredible cast. Charlie Hunnam, the star of “Sons Of Anarchy”, plays the role of the handsome Dr. Alan McMichael. Fiery red head Jessica Chastain (MAMA) will fill the role of Lady Lucille Sharpe. The man of the house and the brother of Lady Lucille, Sir Thomas Sharpe, is played by ‘The Avengers’ star Tom Hiddleston. Lady Sharpe’s mysterious brother Sir Thomas Sharpe, is soon to be married to the lovely and delicate Edith Cuching played by Mia Wasikowska. Edith is a young, beautiful author, who seems lost in the manor that is filled with darkness and spirits. ‘Supernatural ‘s Jim Beaver (Bobby) is cast as Carter Cushing. “Crimson Peak” also stars Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim) and many more seasoned actors.
I have high hopes for the film, and the trailer looks absolutely incredible. The atmosphere is dark and perfect for a haunted tale. Del Toro seems to be bringing his best with “Crimson Peak.