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Crimson Peak - wonderful Gothic Romance

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.

All Hail...  Macbeth

All Hail... Macbeth

Neal Stephenson's Anathem - a review

Neal Stephenson's Anathem - a review