Crimson Peak (2015)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 59 mins

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Dark secrets haunt a mountaintop house where a man lives with his sister and new bride.
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Did you know? Tom Hiddleston asked for Benedict Cumberbatch's blessing before accepting the role as they are good friends in real life. Cumberbatch told him that it was "Amazing!" to have been replaced by Hiddleston. Read More
*SPOILER*  Visually enticing but with niche appeal

Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak" is like a mish mash of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's vision with all its heart stopping opulence and colour palette and Ram Gopal Verma's craft where in horror thrills meet a Tarantino touch to the violence and gore that are hugely disturbing and shake u like a bolt from the blue.
Goth could not have gotten more visually stylish and splendid that it is here.Edith Cushing(a pristine pale and delicate Mia Wasikowska) is authoring a book on ghosts and has been requested to make it more romantic and rivetting.Her first encounters with ghosts had been one with that of her mother who keeps warning her to be aware of a certain Crimson Peak.Years later, Edith courted and married to a suave Sir Thomas Sharpe(Tom Hiddleton looking dashing with his piercing eyes and steely demeanor) moves into his creepy haunted mansion in England only to discover that it is a living nightmare with restless spirits all around seeking redemption with their new guest.To make matters worse an ice cold sister in law(Jessica Chastain) seems to be hiding a lot of untold and unsavory secrets.When the skeletons tumble out of the closet and an incestous sub plot laced with lust, love and betrayal tears her world apart,Edith has to protect herself and escape from the very jaws of death.The film's lavish production design, the articulate sets and elaborate costumes and hairdos are all vintage and cast a spell.
In smaller parts Jim Beaver and Charlie Hunnam as Edith's protective father who dies the most horrible death and the family physician /ophthalmologist who nurses a secret crush on the beautiful lady respectively sink their teeth into their meaty parts.Technically fabulous and truly haunting in mood, ambiance and its background score, Crimson peak is an artistic delight that will appeal to niche audiences of the period drama horror thriller category.

as Dr Alan McMichael
as Lady Lucille Sharpe
as Edith Cushing
as Sir Thomas Sharpe
as Finlay
as Beatrice
as Coroner
as Vendor
as Secretary Jane
as William Ferguson
as Holly
as Club Attendant
as Ghost
as Edith's Mother
as Eunice McMichael
as Society Girl
as Enola
as Carter Cushing
as Shipping Agent
as Maid Annie
as Patient
as Ogilvie
as Maid
as Society Girl
as Pamela Upton
as Mrs McMichael
as Postal Clerk
as Young Eunice
as Party Guest
as Hotel Manager
as Vendor
as Reverend
as Vendor
as Young Edith Cushing
as Butcher
as Society Girl
as Architect
as Young Alan


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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
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Guillermo del Toro wrote 11 or 12 versions of the film before settling on the final draft. He was coming up with new scenes during production.

Though Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Stone were initially cast, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska were del Toro's next choices for those roles, respectively.

Before the film's official announcement the cast and crew began filming in the city of Kingston, Ontario Canada

Tom Hiddleston asked for Benedict Cumberbatch's blessing before accepting the role as they are good friends in real life. Cumberbatch told him that it was "Amazing!" to have been replaced by Hiddleston.

Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston had both auditioned for the role of Thor prior to working together in this film. Hiddleston had ended up playing Loki in the Marvel movies.

Benedict Cumberbatch was originally cast as the male lead but left the project due to undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by Tom Hiddleston.

Benedict Cumberbatch has stated that there was no bad blood between him and director Guillermo del Toro. Him pulling out of the project was an amicable arrangement between the two.

Emma Stone was originally cast as one of the leads but she was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Mia Wasikowska.
Filming Start Date:
10 Feb 2014
Filming End Date:
14 May 2014