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.