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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Love makes monsters of us all. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tea set shown so frequently at Allerdale Hall as Lucille Sharpe serves tea to Edith Cushing is in the Old Imari pattern by Royal Crown Derby. See more »

Goofs

During the dinner scene early on in the film when Edith is eating dinner with her father who hoped to celebrate the acceptance of her novel by a publisher, as one looks over her shoulder as she speaks to her father who is in center frame, one can clearly see that she puts food in her mouth well before she has actually completed her line in the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

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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

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

Connections

References The Devil's Backbone (2001) See more »

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In the Sails of Your Dreams
Written by Guillermo del Toro and Fernando Velázquez (as Fernando Velásquez)
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Beautiful visuals do not make a movie
16 October 2015 | by jorged-1See all my reviews

I have just watched this movie and it was a terrible disappointment. I loved other Del Toro's movies, but this ones feels totally empty. The film is a visual feast. Gorgeous locations, wonderfully lit serve as the background for the tale. Fantastic shots and good acting would make you think that this is a good movie. But it is not. The plot is so cheap, that you can tell what is going to happen since the first frame. The evil characters are so cartoonish that you can see their next movements from miles away. The "good" character is so bland and pathetic that you never have a real connection with her. In fact, as you can see where the film goes from the beginning, this movie is a total bore. Do not waste your time and watch "The Devil's Backbone" instead.


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