“Between Desire and Darkness… Mystery and Madness… Lies the Peak of Fear…”
We’ve eagerly, almost feverishly, been waiting for this since the project was announced, the first trailer to del Toro’s haunted mansion film, “Crimson Peak.” It’s touted as “his ultimate masterpiece” which is saying a lot considering his magnificent portfolio of films that include Pans Labyrinth, his Hellboy films and Pacific Rim.
Clocking in at only 1:36 it is a stunning, virtual smorgasbord of dark delight and is made even creepier by the song “Red Right Hand” by PJ Harvey which helps set the tone. Set in Victorian-era England, the film stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.
Here is the official synopsis: Legendary Pictures’ “Crimson Peak,” a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Give the trailer a watch and then let us know what you think down in the comments section below. Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” opens in theaters on October 16, 2015. As an added bonus, we have included another video where Director Guillermo del Toro gives fans a personal walkthrough of the Crimson Peak Gothic Gallery, an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con 2014 experience.
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