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Crimson Peak (2015)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  16 October 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carter Cushing
Edith's Mother / Lady Sharpe
Alec Stockwell ...
Brigitte Robinson ...
Secretary Jane


Edith Cushing is running away from a family tragedy. She marries Thomas Sharpe, a mysterious stranger. She comes to live with him and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe. She starts to find out that the Sharpe's home is filled with ghosts. Written by izzejedmiston

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Rated R for bloody violence, some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Haunted Peak  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,143,310 (USA) (16 October 2015)


$31,056,945 (USA) (20 November 2015)

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Did You Know?


Second film Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska have worked on together, the first being Lawless (2012). See more »


During the final fight outside in the snow, the ice-encrusted, steam-powered mining machine is activated even though the steam engine is obviously not running. See more »


Thomas Sharpe: The nearest house is miles away, and the closest town is a half day's walk.
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the end credits reveals that Edith adapted her experience in the film into a book titled "Crimson Peak". See more »


References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Red Right Hand
written by Mick Harvey, Nick Cave and Thomas Wydler
in permission of 'Mute Records [US]'
performed by P.J. Harvey
Courtesy of ' Vagrant Records [US]'
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Del Toro did it again
14 October 2015 | by (Moscow) – See all my reviews

Just for the record, i'm not a fan of horror movies. The only reason i watched Crimson Peak was the director: Guillermo Del Toro. His previous movies showed that he is a genius whose mind is filled with creativity, moreover he is able to turn his visions into reality. He has a great sense to create unique worlds and his ability to balance CGI and practical effects makes these worlds more existing.

I was terrified and amazed at the same time. Visually this movie is unexceptional, i wanted to carefully examine every piece of it, but the scary theme didn't "allow" me to immerse deep in this visual beauty for too long. The tension was built up well and constant fear of the unknown was in the air all the time. Music was a very good "wingman" of the thrill and well-timed sound effects added even more to the overall experience.

Many famous trademarks of Del Toro were smuggled into the events successfully. The sets, make ups, costumes looked amazing, but (for me) the most impressing was the creative use of colours. The external and internal design of the house ensured a perfect environment for the creepy atmosphere. This atmosphere was the major element that captivated me from the beginning till the end. That thrill that carried me through the movie is hard to describe. I was under the influence of fear and anxiety, so all elements were in the right place to make your heart beat faster.

Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska were great, but Jessica Chastain was clearly the one who almost stole the whole show. Her character was cold, seductive, mysterious and scary at the same time. I couldn't even decide whether to love or hate her.

All in all, Crimson Peak is another masterpiece of Del Toro. I recommend this movie even for those who don't like horror movies, because this is one of the few that offers much more than jump scares and unimaginative stories.

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