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Jessica Chastain confessed in one 2015 interview that when she was a teenager, her looks were reminiscent of the attire worn by her character Lucille in the movie. She said: "Perhaps doing Crimson Peak brought all of that love for the gothic aesthetic back. My friend and I used Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) as our reference...we were Winona Ryder [Mina Murray] and Sadie Frost [Lucy Westenra]. She wore black lipstick and I wore a black-red lip colour, like dried blood almost". See more »
When Edith runs to the front door after coughing up blood, she swings the doors open wide and you see no snow accumulation immediately at the doorway. But when she steps out and the camera changes angles, there are literally snow drifts in front of the door. And the snow is again gone when she returns to the hall. See more »
A great film and welcome break from the jump scare flicks
I was getting pretty sick of those jump-scare-there's-something-lurking-in-a-dark-corner style movies like Insidious and the Conjuring. And Guillermo Del Toro must have thought the same thing because Crimson Peak is a gorgeous looking Gothic style movie with awesomely designed sets which have an incredible amount of detail to them. This adds a great dark and brooding atmosphere to the film and alleviates the need for these aforementioned jump scares. The story is well written and has great characters played by Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and other well cast actors. Unfortunately it got only moderate critical reviews and was also somewhat ignored by the audience in favor of Goosebumps no less. Damn kids, they ruin everything! wink emoticon
But it might get a second life in the video circuit as people might still discover this very enjoyable movie. Big thumbs up for me!
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