Guillermo del Toro has described his new big-screen Gothic romance “Crimson Peak” as a movie that comes very close to a living painting — and the new teaser trailer for the film showcases its colors and shadows in ominous fashion, not to mention playing up the movie’s portentous atmosphere.
Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston star in the film, which the director co-wrote with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon. He has promised a “perverse” period ghost story for adults set in an elaborate haunted mansion, and the film’s official synopsis certainly suggests plenty of tension and intrigue: “In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds … and remembers.”
Watch the trailer below.
“I wanted the freedom to tackle a great adult story for a female lead,” Del Toro said in an appearance at San Diego’s Comic-Con International last year. “We have scary ghosts, but I think scarier people.”
“Crimson Peak” arrives in theaters Oct. 16.
Are you excited to see Del Toro return to the horror genre? What do you make of the trailer?
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— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex
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