Crimson Peak

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Crimson Peak offers an engaging -- albeit somewhat slight -- diversion driven by a delightfully creepy atmosphere and director Guillermo del Toro's brilliant knack for unforgettable visuals.



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When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam (C) Universal


Mia Wasikowska
as Edith Cushing
Jessica Chastain
as Lady Lucille Sharpe
Tom Hiddleston
as Sir Thomas Sharpe
Charlie Hunnam
as Dr. Alan McMichael
Jim Beaver
as Carter Cushing
Leslie Hope
as Mrs. McMichael
Emily Coutts
as Eunice McMichael
Bruce Gray
as William Ferguson
Laura Waddell
as Pamela Upton
Amanda Smith
as Beatrice
Alec Stockwell
as William Findlay
Sofia Wells
as Young Edith Cushing
Matia Jackett
as Young Eunice
Gillian Ferrier
as Society Girl
Kimberly-Sue Murray
as Society Girl
Peter Spence
as Hotel Manager
Martin Julien
as Postal Clerk
Myrna Moretti
as Party Guest
Tamara Hope
as Society Jane #2
Doug Jones
as Lady Sharpe
Javier Botet
as Enola/Margaret/Pamela
Brigitte Robinson
as Secretary Jane
Bill Lake
as Coroner
Danny Waugh
as Club Attendant
Karen Glave
as Maid #1
Tim Blake
as Reverend
Brian Kaulback
as Vendor #1
Richard Kerr
as Vendor #2
Shane McPherson
as Vendor #3
Thomas Dorey
as Architect
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Critic Reviews for Crimson Peak

All Critics (264) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (193) | Rotten (71)

  • Crimson Peak is an effort to make a throwback movie with modern effects and modern sex scenes, but it can't contend with the modern gaze with which we're looking at it.

    Nov 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Del Toro builds a tight plot but never develops it; his frames are overdecorated with macabre clutter and smothered in shadow, but the atmosphere of dread never reaches ecstatic excesses.

    Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • All the carefully orchestrated color schemes and all the dark corridors and secret chambers and all the flowing red metaphors in the world can't accelerate the slow patches, or make us care about lead characters.

    Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 2/4
  • The real wonder is the sumptuous production design by Thomas E. Sanders, whose darkly colorful sets were inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

    Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Del Toro just goes for effect, and the effect he seems to be going for here is something like, "Ew, Guillermo, that's really gross."

    Oct 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • A period drama that doesn't rely on heaving bosoms to register passion.

    Oct 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crimson Peak

  • Jul 10, 2017
    Disappointing Victorian horror film with too many CGI ghosts and a lack of actual spooky atmosphere. The cast is hardly to blame but the script takes a while to take off and offers no real major surprises. While the horror house looks great, all other set pieces and landscapes fail to create depth or atmosphere. Unfortunately even the solution doesn't turn it all around. The finale is little more than a knife fight. Considering the talent involved you had to expect a lot more.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2017
    A visually creative and thematically resonant thriller with the clever veneer of a ghost story.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2016
    Has its faults, but pretty good horror/thriller. A few things didn't pay out which I thought would,and less ghostly than I expected, but the explanation was still pretty twisted and dark. An excessive amount of knives and stabbing though.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2016
    Anthony L Super Reviewer

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