‘Crimson Peak’ trailer: Guillermo del Toro unveils gothic horror show

Feb. 13, 2015 | 11:07 a.m.

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?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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2 Responses to ‘Crimson Peak’ trailer: Guillermo del Toro unveils gothic horror show

  1. eric says:

    well looked interesting until you see all the CGI which for me kills any type of scary vibe it had going. so don't think this will do to well, you think after trying to make 3d werewolves and other monsters just don't work with too much CGI, i still like movies like American Werewolf in London, which still scares me today!!

  2. stunbunny says:

    Got to agree with eric. I miss practical FX horror. I'll be waiting on this until it hits Netflix and I'm bored.

    Also, is Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" public domain now? Because it gets used pretty much everywhere.

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