Crimson Peak - wonderful Gothic Romance
This gorgeous little piece of film is a treat. I absolutely loved it - and the more I think about it, the more I love it. It is beautifully shot and set and it's a perfect little piece of genre horror.
Remember that - it's not some gorefest. It's not some jump-scare embarrassment like the laughable Paranormal Activity series or Insidious, odious dreck. This is high Gothic Romance. It's got tension and suspense, a love triangle (of a sort ;) ) and a hero and heroine. It's a sumptuous glimpse back to a bygone era in film. There are no modern twists. And I absolutely loved every second of it.
I don't want to give anything away since it's just released tonight but if you love a bit of visual sensuality, this is the film for you. I won't be forgetting it soon and it will become a staple for Halloween for years to come.
The only thing I could say regarding a critique is that I fear someone at the studio was wanting it shorter/quicker/faster.. and there was so much more that they could have lilted softly on. It felt like a whole world just waiting for discovery. That house itself was a creature. Delightful!
For those wondering; yes it does indeed seem to be a retelling of the classic french folktale Bluebeard, with some minor changes.
I really loved every minute of it.