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Crimson Peak (2015)

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Posted 17/10/2016 by Edward Davies in Horror
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Starring : Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam
Director : Guillermo del Toro
Running Time : 119 mins

Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) is an aspiring American author who meets a mysterious stranger named Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston). The two eventually fall in love and decide to marry, moving far away from Edith’s family to England to live with Thomas’s sister Lucille (Chastain) in their dilapidated family home. But it doesn’t take long for the warnings about the Sharpe’s that Edith received from her friends and family to start coming spookily true.

Firstly, this isn’t a ghost story. As Edith says in the movie, it’s a story that just happens to have ghosts in it. If you’re looking for a jumpy horror movie, then you’re looking in the wrong place, but if you’re looking for an atmospheric murder mystery with a twist, then this is absolutely perfect. It is, at times, a little slow, but this slow pacing it what makes it more effective than if it just rushed into the moments of horror which are few and far between.

Verdict : 8/10


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