Dir.: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddelston, Doug Jones and Charlie Hunnam
Wow. I didn’t think it would take me this long to review a movie I was chomping at the bit like a horse from the Abyss to see, but here we go. Crimson Peak isn’t del Toro’s finest hour as the fully fledged director we already know he is, but it is a welcome and genial change from a genre that relies heavily on monsters, gore, sex and jiggly bits primarily due to it’s more explicit focus on the characters involved. I also must apologize for being so ramshackle with my points during this review, it was more of a string of translated from Bea’s Brain consciousness than it was a proper formal review but circumstances being as they are, I wasn’t given too much to sit down and really intellectualize the finer points of this movie. That being said, for a more detailed look at my opinion before I saw the film (which I still contend to now I have seen it), please check out my article right here at the fantastical and fabulous Wolf In A Gorilla Suit. On the whole, I was satisfied with the movie, give or take a few narrative issues (the ghosts were all but glorified yet welcome window dressing) and unnecessary characters (sorry, Charlie Hunnam), this is a perfect recreation and subversion of traditional Gothic Romance horror that is rarely appreciated these days. Check it out.
My brother, Doug Jones (a well known creature actor), played the creepy lady in the bathtub and the skeletal one who comes through the door. He’s worked with del Toro before in the Hellboy franchise (Abe Sapien and the Angel of Death) and in Pan’s Labyrinth (title character and the Pale Man with the eyeballs in his palms). Also, Tom Hiddleston is an excellent actor.
First, thank you so much for taking the time to watch my piddly little video, it is very appreciated and I must say it was a pleasant surprise to hear from you.
Doug is amazing at what he does, I love watching the way he moves and personifies the avatars he embodies. And yes, Hiddleston was brilliant, he has a foreboding tenderness about him in Crimson Peak that went hand-in-hand with the sort of character he played.
Again, thank you for the Like and the lovely words!
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