Fans should be excited to know that brand new clips have been released for the upcoming film by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak. While most expect the gothic horror movie to be a departure from what we’ve seen come out of the horror genre in recent years, the videos prove just how frightening and unique the film will be.
Crimson Peak stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam. The film centers on the story of a young American author named Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) who is deeply in love with Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston). After exchanging vows, the couple relocates to Sharpe’s creepy mansion in the countryside of England, and Edith quickly finds out that her husband is not who she thought he was.
With the movie centering on a haunted mansion and a handful of mysterious characters, the newly released clips offer a closer insight into the characters played by Hiddleston, Chastain, and Wasikowska. At the same time, the short videos, which can be viewed on Indie Wire, also offer a glimpse at how the old and crumbling mansion will appear on screen. Based on the video, the mansion looks as scary as one would expect from a del Toro-inspired set. Check out the clips below.
Speaking of del Toro, the director recently shared a little on what influenced the storyline in Crimson Peak. In addition to exploring themes of British aristocracy and American industrialism, del Toro revealed that one scene is actually based on a personal experience. In fact, according to NBC News, the director explained how he weaved a story from his mother into the first act of the movie.
“The opening scene is based on a visitation that my mother experienced [as a girl],” he stated in the interview.
With del Toro’s personal experiences playing a role in the film, the acclaimed director also stated that his own ethnic background heavily influenced what he included in this movie.
“The fact is the way I see monsters or ghosts is very Latin,” he explained.
Bringing his unique vision to the horror genre, del Toro’s Crimson Peak is certainly going to make for one interesting movie. In addition to the aforementioned influences, del Toro stated that he credits Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and Edgar Allen Poe as being inspirational in his upcoming film.
Crimson Peak is set to hit theaters on October 16.
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