The new, longer Crimson Peak trailer has dropped, and it looks like Guillermo del Toro has created another beautifully ornate world of delightfully scary things.
According to Slashfilm, the heroine of Crimson Peak is Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), “an aspiring author, [who in the aftermath of a family tragedy], is torn between a love for her childhood friend, Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam), and the temptation of a mysterious outsider, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). [She’s] trying to escape the ghosts of her past, [and] is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.” And where Sir Thomas Sharpe’s sister, Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain), also lives and, at least according to the trailer, mostly just walks around being very creepy.
In an interview with Collider in 2013, Guillermo del Toro described Crimson Peak.
“Basically what it is is a really, really, almost classical gothic romance ghost story, but then it has two or three scenes that are really, really disturbing in a very, very modern way. Very, very disturbing, it’s a proper R rating. And it’s adult. It’s my first adult movie in the English language. Normally I wanted to divide my more adult work for Spanish-language, and my more sort of youth-oriented or fun genre stuff in English. This is the first time I’m gonna try to do an adult R-rated movie in the English language.”
Stephen King was invited to a preview screening of Crimson Peak in March of this year and he seems to agree with del Toro’s statement.
“Gorgeous and just f***ing terrifying”
CRIMSON PEAK electrified me in the same way Sam Rami’s EVIL DEAD electrified me when I saw it for the first time way back in the day.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 16, 2015
And if Stephen King, the prolific author of horror, supernatural, suspense, sci-fi, and fantasy, thinks Crimson Peak is “terrifying,” then you’ve got to be going in knowing your heart rate’s going to go up significantly.
The Crimson Peak trailer gives you just enough of a glimpse into the world to intrigue, a view into the characters and their relationships to arouse curiosity, and opens the door into, likely the most important character of the film, the house — it’s bloody, eerie and exquisite in all its gothic glory.
Watch the new trailer below and enjoy, but keep in mind, it’s not for the faint of heart or anyone who’s not open to the horror genre.
Take a look at the original teaser trailer. And catch Crimson Peak in theaters on October 16, 2015.
[Image courtesy Universal Pictures via Art of VFX]