Monday, October 31, 2016
31 Days of Gothic Romance | Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro and I obviously love the same stuff, so it's no surprise that he's also a fan of gothic romance. Crimson Peak is set in a crumbling castle in the mountains of northern England and features Mia Wasikowska as a young author who marries a charming, but darkly mysterious man played by Tom Hiddleston. And there's Jessica Chastain as Hiddleston's even more mysterious and dangerous sister.
It's a bit more graphic than I'm used to from the genre, but that's in the Hammer tradition, so it's not inappropriate and the movie works. If anything, it disappointed some horror fans who didn't know what to expect from gothic romance and pleased some folks who are typically skittish about horror. It's a great example of the genre, easily my favorite Del Toro film, and the perfect place to end this countdown.
Happy Halloween, everyone!