Kerry and I went to an early Thursday night showing of Guillermo del Toro's new movie, Crimson Peak. Ever since some of the first production stills came out in late spring 2014ish, I've been looking forward to this movie. I wasn't sure about the whole horror aspect with creepy shadow things, blood everywhere, and the sinister house only because I'm not big on that movie genre. BUT IT TOOK PLACE DURING THE VICTORIAN PERIOD! Instantly sold.
|Crimson Peak 2015|
|We've only just met, but can I put MY hands around you?|
|I'll just stand in the partial light and look sexy|
At home across the pond at Allerdale home, Edith finds her baronet isn't all the good looks and charms seems. There's the decrepit mansion that creaks and moans, the blood red soil that said mansion sits on, the crazy skeletal ghosts in the bathtub, and did I mention the
|B*tch please, I give resting b*tch face a whole new meaning.|
The script itself is wonderfully macabre and gothic in the Victorian sense of things. I may have even violently whispered at one point in the theater, "OH MY GAWD, IT'S A JANE EYRE REFERENCE!" Add a dash of Captain Bluebeard, mix with the genius that is del Toro, and you've got a great movie to lose yourself in.
|Was I supposed to make a right or a left after passing the bloody ghost?|
|Don't mind the noises, dear. It's just everyone that's died.|
|Half a day to the nearest neighbor? On second thought...|
|"Listen Jessica, I don't care if your train is five feet long. You should be able to run like a homicidal maniac without tripping."|
There's also a great interview with Kate Hawley here.
|Just stand there and smolder me some more.|
1) No proper woman - even an American one - would go to a social ball and dance a waltz without gloves.
2) No proper woman - even and American one - would appear downstairs, with her father, with a family friend, OR WITH A STRANGER, in her night dress and a robe!
Shame, shame, Edith!
|But I like wandering the haunted mansion in my nightwear.|
Go see it!
|Please come see my beautiful yellow embroidered silk dress! I've hidden it away under this cloak from the Internet so you HAVE to come see Crimson Peak to see it!|
Overall review - 4.5 out of 5
Costumes - 4 out of 5