"Crimson Peak provides a suspenseful tale of dark secrets, romance and murder"
So of course as you know by now, Crimson Peak is not horror movie of the year. In fact, we wouldn't even really classify this as scary since it's more suspense than anything.
"Crimson Peak" is a story of mysterious suspense that places a writer named Edith Cushing in the middle of the Guillermo Del Toro's twisted pair of Sharpe siblings.
If you want to know more...It's time to Unhinge...
All Is Not As It Seems
Crimson Peak begins by shedding the light on the film's lead character, Edith Cushing.
Edith(Mia Wasikowaski) is an aspiring writer struggling to make a name for herself when she has a chance meeting with a charming man named Thomas Sharpe(Hiddleston).
Thomas is a man full of wonderful ideas and creativity, but for some reason, he just can't seem to get his ideas off of the ground.
The reason he can't seem to get any traction with his fantastical creations is that he lacks the funding needed to ignite his grand notions.
Maybe this is his motivation for taking such an interest in the naive writer, as he she is also the daughter of a wealthy business man named Carter Cushing.
Do you see where this is going? A man needing money meets a woman with a truckload of extra cash lying around.
Sound's like Loki's up the creek and looking for a quick victory to fund his passions...
But that's not all that Crimson Peak has to offer, since there is an element of paranormal activity wrapped within this suspenseful web of dark secrets.
The Writing Is In The Clay...
One of the things you will notice during your viewing of "Crimson Peak" is the pristine cinematography laden throughout the 2 hour presentation.
We equate the viewing experience to what it would look like if you watched a movie through a digital cam zooming in for focus. It's pretty freakin crispy..lol But in a good way.
Another moment you might catch is the performance of Thomas Sharpe's brooding sister, Lucille Sharpe, played by Jessica Chastain. Lucille is a character that keeps the tension high as Edith and Thomas's relationship begins to bloom throughout the film.
This additional element of suspense provides room to slip in a few paranormal moments without stepping "too far" away from the overall romance of story.
After Watching, Crimson Peak...
In a nutshell, Crimson Peak is a film that could stand on it's feet, even if you take away the paranormal elements.
We watched this film primarily to see what Jax looked like outside of his leathers and thought it would also be a good time watching Loki swing something other than his brother Thor's hammer.
So if you haven't watched the movie yet, go check it out this weekend, if not only to see Tom Hiddleston with his shirt off :p