Anticipation for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror film “Crimson Peak” has been building for over a year now, and the involvement of the visionary writer-director, plus actors Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston, has made it the rare studio film to capture the attention of both casual moviegoers and indie diehards.
Following the effects heavy bombast of “Pacific Rim,” “Peak” finds del Toro back in dark fairytale mode. The haunted house pic stars Wasikowska as an aspiring author torn between the love for her childhood friend (Charlie Hunnam) and the temptation for a mysterious outsider (Tom Hiddleston). Trying to escape the ghosts of her tragic past, she gets swept away to a house where things aren’t exactly as they seem.
We’ve seen the supernatural sides of Wasikowsa and Hiddleston in indies like “Stoker” and “Only Lovers Left Alive,” respectively, so all eyes are on Chastain as she dives head first into the darkest and most sinister role of her career thus far. If the spooky new trailer above is any indication, all the actors are in more than good hands with del Toro’s spooky touch.
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures will release “Crimson Peak” on October 16.