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Crimson Peak (2015)

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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
Mrs. McMichael
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Secretary Jane


Edith Cushing's mother died when she was young but watches over her. Brought up in the Victorian Era she strives to be more than just a woman of marriageable age. She becomes enamored with Thomas Sharpe, a mysterious stranger. After a series of meetings and incidents she marries Thomas and comes to live with him and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, far away from everything she has known. The naive girl soon comes to realize not everything is as it appears as ghosts of the past quite literally come out of the woodwork. This movie is more about mystery and suspense than gore. Written by @Avivafae

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$13,143,310, 16 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,056,945, 22 November 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shooting schedule for Crimson Peak (2015) was 68 days, which is significantly shorter than Guillermo del Toro's other recent films Pacific Rim (2013) was 100, Hellboy (2004) was 135. See more »


When Edith discovers the collection of hidden phonograph records, they are marked as the Edison Gold Moulded wax cylinders. These types of records were pre-recorded and mass produced by an injection molding process. They were not the blank type that home users could use to make their own audio recordings. See more »


[first lines]
Edith Cushing: [narrating] Ghosts are real. This much I know. The first time I saw one I was 10 years old. It was my mother's. Black cholera had taken her. So Father ordered a closed casket, asked me not to look. There were to be no parting kisses. No goodbyes. No last words. That is, until the night she came back.
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Crazy Credits

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Visual treat
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

I only saw this film because I am a del Toro fan--Pan's Labyrinth is my favorite movie. While Crimson Peak does not come anywhere near the quality of Labyrinth in terms of the script, it still showcases del Toro's unique skill for beauty and suspense.

The sets, costumes and general atmosphere are sumptuous in that signature del Toro way. The luxurious train on the heroine's robe that audibly thumps behind her as she sweeps down the staircase? Yes, please. There is a nod to all the images our minds ever conjured while reading fairy tales. The rich colors, the music, the textures all help draw us in to this world and settle us in for the story.

The film is not without its flaws. There are a few glaring plot contrivances that had me groaning. There is a superficial quality to the scenes involving Thomas Sharpe's clay mining business.

I was impressed with Jessica Chastain's talent for conveying two conflicting emotions at once, all playing out on her face, reminiscent of Gillian Anderson in Bleak House.

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