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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 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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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[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 »

Soundtracks

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Opus 23
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Fernando Velázquez (as Fernando Velásquez)
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A great film and welcome break from the jump scare flicks
26 December 2015 | by JerghalSee all my reviews

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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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, 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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