There are few movie makers in Hollywood who are capable of weaving an unsettling tale quite like Guillermo del Toro. From his wonderfully creepy film, The Devil’s Backbone, to his adult fairy tale, Pan’s Labyrinth, to his family thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the writer/director has made a career of inspiring plenty of people across the globe to sleep with one eye open. His latest offering, Crimson Peak, has just released a couple of new trailers and, oh man, it appears that del Toro has made yet another movie scary enough to call “horror” and mean it.
For those that are unaware of what del Toro’s haunted house offering is about, here is the official synopsis:
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.
Ready to see some wonderful footage? We have more bang for your buck today as Legendary has released both US and international trailers for the film today! You definitely want to check both of them out…if you can handle it, that is.
Need a moment to catch your breath? Maybe check the closet for things that go bump in the night? Go ahead and take a moment. We will wait.
Welcome back! So, the trailers definitely demonstrate why del Toro is the King of Creepy. The practical effects that he is using are pure old school horror and the fact that del Toro is relying on mood and atmosphere, rather than overuse of a green screen, is refreshing in the Digital Age. Some of the most effective horror movies ever put on screen were filmed long before the green screen method was even conceived and filmmakers that rely on those cheap scares may bring in some box office dollars but rarely earn the respect of long time horror fans. Crimson Peak, on the other hand, looks as if it will be a brilliant, dark film, with plenty of scares and it is easy to assume that long time horror fans will be cheering the film once it hits theaters. Hell, chances are that they will be cheering after watching these trailers! I know I am.
Crimson Peak stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam and hits theaters on October 16, 2015.
Are you excited for del Toro’s latest?