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Crimson Peak flies under the radar more often than we think it deserves. It’s not Guillermo del Toro’s BEST work, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t GREAT work. As we kick off October, we figured we’d start by shining a bit more light on this incredible gothic romance, tinged with horror.
Crimson Peak follows Edith, played by Mia Wasikowska, as she meets Thomas, Tom Hiddleston, and falls in love. But there’s more to mysterious Thomas as there seems. That hardly matters as the real story is their sex scene which involves Hiddleston’s butt and him going down on Mia under a big Victorian dress. The movie would be great if it was just this scene on loop for two hours.
Really though, Crimson Peak is a great haunted house flick with a simple-ish story, some sexy romance including some incest between hot people so we’re OK with it, and incredible effects and ghosts. Visually, it is del Toro at his very best even if the story didn’t resonate the same way Pan’s Labyrinth or Shape of Water did. We highly recommend it.
Come hang out with us as we loudly discuss Crimson Peak on today’s episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
“Crimson Peak” is a modern day classic. And, yes, it’s a work of art. I love “Pans Labyrinth” and “Devil’s Backbone” but “Crimson Peak” is my personal favorite of del Toro’s films – it must be because I’ve been compelled to watch it way more times than the others. This guy doesn’t really get the film even though he says he likes it. Wasikowska and Hiddelston were perfect for these roles (Emma Stone – sorry, no – Cumberbatch, maybe, but Hiddelston really was the part). This movie is NOT just for young people – is he kidding. I’m a long time student and fan of Victorian literature, and “Crimson Peak” is a glorius updating of this from an artist who loves and truly understands the genre.