I am not a fan of scary movies, but for some reason I really wanted to see “Crimson Peak”. Maybe it was the combination of the talented stars. Or maybe the idea and time period intrigued me. I was expecting all of the jump scares you can fit into two hours and horrifying images of dead people. I definitely got the creepy horrifying images of dead people, but not much in the way of scares.
In case you don’t know who is in this flick, let me enlighten you. Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) plays Edith Cushing, an American daughter of a wealthy architect. After tragedy strikes she is swept away by essentially a stranger (Tom Hiddleston) to England to a creepy decrepit house. Mia did so well in this role! I loved her in “Jane Eyre” and at first you think this is going to be a similar role, and while they have similarities they are their own entities. Tom Hiddleston plays Thomas Sharpe, a Baronet who is basically destitute and all he has is a manor and the machines he is trying to build to make money. He goes to America to look for an investor and leaves with Edith, who has money. But Thomas has a past and it soon becomes apparent that something is not right. Jessica Chastain plays Lucille Sharpe, the sister of Thomas. I had no idea she was in this movie! As with her brother, you soon come to realize that something is seriously messed up with Lucille. Charlie Hunnam is also in the film. He plays Dr. Alan McMichael, a physician who actually has a little thing for Edith and is heartbroken when she runs off with Sharpe. All of the actors played their parts so well! I was completely lost in this one!
I can’t really describe the story more than I already did within the character descriptions without giving away massive plot details and twists. Just know that there is SO much more to this story than what the trailer gives you, but less jump scares. I think they showed all of the scarier moments in the trailer actually.
Cinema Wise gives “Crimson Peak” a 3 out of 5. Give us a shout on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think!