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

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The model that Holly is looking at when he meets Carter Cushing at his office is a scale replica of the High Level Bridge that spans the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead in North East England. The actual bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and opened in 1849. See more »

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It would be impossible to stab someone in the cheek-bone in the clean way Lucille stabbed Thomas as the bone would stop the blade. 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 Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures opening logos are bloody red with creepy music and humming in the background. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Blade II (2019) 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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Visual treat
18 October 2015 | by rivkasueSee 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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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, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$31,090,320

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,679,822
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1.37 : 1
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