Monday, October 19, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)


Edith (Mia Wasikowska) believes in ghosts, ever since her dead mother appeared to her one night when she was a little girl, warning her about "Crimson Peak". 

Years later, Edith marries a mysterious inventor, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), and moves with him to his home in England, a place people like to refer to as "Crimson Peak", since the red clay to be found there turns the snow red during the winter. Soon after moving to the place, Edith starts seeing ghosts of women around the house, and begins to piece together all the clues to find out the truth about her husband and his sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain).

Oh man, oh man! This is just the kind of story I really enjoy! 

A historical mystery with gothic and supernatural elements in it, and a little touch of gore and romance. It's also said to be a horror movie, but I wouldn't really call it that, to me it wasn't scary at all.

As soon as I got home I went straight to see if there was a book, but turns out this was written to be a movie (no wonder I hadn't heard of a book!). But worry not, my friends, because a novelization of the film is coming out October 20th.

The story just kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time, making me come up with a bunch of different theories in my head about who these siblings really were! And I'll be honest with you, every time I see Tom Hiddleston my brain automatically screams "Loki!", but after this, it might think of Thomas Sharpe too. He's an incredibly good actor, he just made it so easy to believe how much in love his character was with Mia's.


Edith is also an amazing character, she's so very smart and fearless (and a writer too!). I've liked Mia Wasikowska ever since she was in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, she's really great and I see she now takes part in historical fiction very often, I love that (big Keira Knightley fan here, btw). I didn't like Lucille too much, but that was the purpose of that character, we're not really supposed to trust or like her, and Jessica Chastain does that very well.

The whole film is beautiful, it is very artistic in so many ways. The house where most of the story takes place is breathtaking, and the roof has a hole right in the center, where dry leaves and white snow fall through all the time (not that the hole was put there on purpose though, the house is pretty much falling apart).

All the special effects were also incredible. The ghosts in this film may be some of the best I've seen, they were very original and creepy, emitting some kind of "smoke" that made them look so well!!


So, for now, I'll just add the novelization to my tbr list and hope to get it and pick it up sometime soon, because I do want to come back to this story and enjoy it once more!


Have you seen this movie? Are there any other similar stories you know?

Thank you for reading! Bye-Bye! ♥

16 comments:

  1. wow! Sounds interesting!
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  2. i saw the commercial for this and was so curious, honestly tho I think its a bit creepy for me lol maybe if it gets novelized I will read it.

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    1. Haha it's really amazing! Although I do love creepy stuff. I can't wait to read the novelization :D

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  3. It sounds interesting but just so scared to see it - not a fan of anything with ghosts :(

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    1. Yes, it's really great! Aaw that's a shame, I didn't really find it scary, but I do love ghost stories and things like that :P

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  4. AAAH I want to see this movie so much! As soon as I knew Tom Hiddleston was in it, I knew I would be seeing it as soon as I possibly could anyway. It seems like this movie is not too horror-ish but creepy enough and that the effects are done incredibly well too! Can't wait, and am so glad you could enjoy it so much!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it too then!! :D Yes, Tom Hiddleston is amazing! I love his Loki so much <3
      Definitely, I didn't find this movie to be scary, just creepy and dark, and the ghosts were seriously amazing!! The last ghosts that appear in the movie are perfect, you'll see! :3

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  5. I've never heard of this movie, so it must be pretty new. I don't like scary movies, although you say that this is not really a horror movie. Well.....from the gifs you've included here, it looks pretty scary to me! And I'm such a coward! Lol.

    Since I'm a very visual person, I think I'll read the novelization first. That way, I will be safer. You see, I've never seen "The Exorcist", but, just from reading the book, some years ago, I couldn't sleep for a week!!... Hmmmm.....maybe I shouldn't read this novelization, either.....but gee, you make the movie sound SO fascinating! So i might just take the plunge!

    Thanks for the awesome review!! : )

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    1. Yes, I actually went to see it the day it came out :) Haha well I can see people who're not really into horror movies getting scared because of the ghosts, they're pretty creepy.

      I really want to read the novelization! <3 Hahaha I haven't read The Exorcist, but I've seen the movie. Maybe I should try reading it, I've been looking for scary things to read! Thanks :D

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  6. Really loved the costumes and soundtrack for this movie. I wonder if the book version will have more details than the movie.

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    1. Yes, they were great! I really hope so :D

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