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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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Guillermo del Toro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Wasikowska ... Edith Cushing
Jessica Chastain ... Lucille Sharpe
Tom Hiddleston ... Thomas Sharpe
Charlie Hunnam ... Dr. Alan McMichael
Jim Beaver ... Carter Cushing
Burn Gorman ... Holly
Leslie Hope ... Mrs. McMichael
Doug Jones ... Edith's Mother / Lady Sharpe
Jonathan Hyde ... Ogilvie
Bruce Gray Bruce Gray ... Ferguson
Emily Coutts ... Eunice
Alec Stockwell Alec Stockwell ... Finlay
Brigitte Robinson Brigitte Robinson ... Secretary Jane
Gillian Ferrier ... Society Girl
Tamara Hope ... Society Girl
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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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Rated R for bloody violence, some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunted Peak See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Jessica Chastain had said in an interview that Tom Hiddleston had found the script incredibly frightening when he first read it. See more »

Goofs

The movie showed the ghost in their outfits when they were murdered. However, when Lucile was killed by Edit she was wearing a bedding robe with long hair but when she was a ghost playing the piano at the end, she was wearing a black robe and her hair was brushed carefully. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Edith Cushing: Ghosts are real, that much I know. I've seen them all my life...
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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 »

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Referenced in Famous in Love: Found in Translation (2017) See more »

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My Wild Irish Rose
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Performed by Harry MacDonough and Haydn Quartet
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Beware of Crimson Peak
14 January 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the turn of the Twentieth Century in Buffalo, New York, the aspiring writer Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) is the daughter of the wealthy entrepreneur Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver). Edith saw the ghost of her mother that warned her to beware of Crimson Peak when she was a child and presently she is writing a ghost story. Now she is visiting a publisher that is friend of her father and she stumbles upon her childhood friend, the ophthalmologist Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam), who has returned from overseas and is opening an office in the same building. Out of the blue, she meets the English baronet Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), who has come to Buffalo with his sister Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain) to seek investors to his machine that operates with clay. He has a meeting with Carter Crushing and other businessmen, but Carter refuses to invest in his invention. During the night, the ghost of Edith's mother visits her and warns Edith again to beware of Crimson Peak. Soon Thomas seduces Edith and Carter hires a private detective to investigate the lives of Thomas and Lucille. A couple of days later, the detective brings a report to Carter disclosing dark secrets from the past of the siblings. Carter pays a large amount to Thomas to end his relationship with Edith but he is brutally murdered. Thomas explains to Edith his attitude and they get married and travel to England to live in his derelict mansion over a red clay mine at Allerdale Hall with Lucille. Edith starts to see a red ghost and discovers that an Italian woman has sent a letter to him. Then she becomes weak and coughs blood. What is happening to Edith and what is the mystery of Allerdale Hall and the siblings Sharpe?

"Crimson Peak" is a combination of drama and ghost story by Guillermo del Toro. The performances, direction, locations, cinematography and costumes are magnificent. The conclusion is predictable and the plot uses many clichés, but the film is highly entertaining even for those that are not fans of horror. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Colina Escarlate" ("The Crimson Hill")


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