Currently in post-production, today the very first image from Guillermo del Toro’s new horror feature, Crimson Peak, has been unleashed. The image features star Jessica Chastain stood on a very creepy looking staircase, dressed in authentic old style clothes, surrounded by an engulfing atmosphere of Gothic horror and dread.
Check out the image below.
Basically, del Toro promised a seriously scary old school haunted house horror, and on the evidence of this image, this is exactly what we are going to get. Del Toro earlier described the film as “a much, much, much smaller movie [than Pacific Rim], completely character-driven. It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies… The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place. Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War [The Devil’s Backbone]. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England”
He also described the film’s set as “an entire Victorian mansion, three stories high, with working elevators, working bathrooms, rooms, a full library… We spent the better part of a year designing it, building it to the ultimate detail.”
Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house horror, Crimson Peak, will arrive in cinemas on October 16th 2015.
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 (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), 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. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.