The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s first real horror since 2001’s masterful The Devil’s Backbone has finally arrived, and I bet Universal are proud to be showing this one off to horror fans.
Echoing The Devil’s Backbone, albeit on a much bigger, grander scale, and throwing in some heavy Gothic romance, some incredible haunted house designs and an atmosphere of dread and despair, Crimson Peak looks heavy stuff dripping with mood and unsettling vibes.
I am not convinced the music works in the trailer, but everything else does in a perfect way. It is great to see del Toro return to real horror, and if anyone has the skills to make a really strong ghost themed horror film, del Toro is the man to do it. On the strengths of this trailer, Crimson Peak will be superb.
A small selection of stills and the first official poster have also been released.
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.