Guillermo Del Toro is known for his colorful comic book-like films. Most are dark and well thought out fables (Pan’s labyrinth) to downright horrifying (Mama, The Strain). In Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, we get a little of both. A dark moody gothic tale set in early 19th century America and rural England.
Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) is a young rebellious writer who meets the mysterious Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) an Aristocrat and inventor. The two marry, and along with Sharpe’s eccentric sister, the three end up at the rural estate of Crimson Peak, were nothing is what it seems.
Although the story is a bit predictable, the film is enjoyable and moves along rather smoothly. Besides being technically shot, with gorgeous visuals and superb acting. Crimson Peak is enjoyable, if not a bit misleading, but none the less it’s worth the price of admission if you like scary tales.