When a studio puts an embargo on reviews of their film it’s never a good start, and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak has just that. Legendary have put a halt on all reviews until two days before the cinema release, however those who saw that film at Fantastic Fest have tweeted their thoughts, and the early word is very encouraging.
There are some complaints about CGI ghosts (and to be honest, they don’t look good in the trailer), but it sounds like del Toro has crafted an atmospheric and beautiful Gothic horror. Check out some of the Tweets below, and as a bonus, a new featurette is also included below.
Still sort of annoyed that I can’t review Crimson Peak until mid-October. Embargoes should not apply to film festivals. Anyway it’s great.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) September 27, 2015
CRIMSON PEAK: Frighteningly beautiful – crazy creepy but not jump-scary. Some of Jessica Chastain’s finest work. Gorgeous stuff, dug it lots
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) September 26, 2015
Crimson Peak is wonderfully designed and Jessica Chastain maniacally owns every scene she’s in. Although, could use more scares & melodrama.
— Jordan Raup (@jpraup) September 26, 2015
CRIMSON PEAK is darkly dreamy and savage and I liked it. Jessica Chastain is mesmerizing.
— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) September 26, 2015
If you love the films of @RealGDT you will love Crimson Peak. It’s gorgeous, gross but also romantic. There’s so much atmosphere it nuts.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) September 26, 2015
I wish Universal luck with CRIMSON PEAK. I liked it a lot, but there’s no hook, in the best possible way, for “selling” its complexities.
— Todd Gilchrist (@mtgilchrist) September 26, 2015
Loved CRIMSON PEAK. Elegant, beautiful, and scary. #FantasticFest
— Alan Cerny (@NordlingAICN) September 26, 2015
CRIMSON PEAK: almost a Tom McCarthy-level rebound from the disastrous Pacific Rim. CG ghosts are a crime but the rest is gorgeous gothic fun
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) September 26, 2015
‘Crimson Peak’ is GDT’s spin on a love story in that he latches onto love’s horrors. Takes a while to click, but it does.#FantasticFest
— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) September 26, 2015
CRIMSON PEAK: A classical ghost story punctuated by gnarly violence and images of terrible beauty. This is movie is sumthin’ else.
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) September 26, 2015
— George A. Hickman (@popmortem) September 26, 2015
Crimson Peak is a visual, gothic masterpiece full of amazing imagery. Brutal but basic. Jessica Chastain is awesome. Period. #FantasticFest
— Jeremy Kirk (@JeremyKKirk) September 26, 2015
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.