I think that Guillermo del Toro is to true anthentic horror movies as Stephen King was to horror literature in the eighties and early ninties. But his new upcoming film Crimson Peak is, at least from the trailer, well, curious.
The film takes place in 19th century England and stars Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing, a young woman who falls hard for a mysterious, handsome, fellow by the name of Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).
Thomas thereafter brings Edith to his childhood home – a crumbling mansion “atop a mountain of blood-red clay” that has secrets that will forever haunt Edith, as the official Crimson Peak synopsis puts it. Jessica Chasten costars in del Toro’s haunted house feature as Thomas’ sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, while Charlie Hunnam (fresh off collaborating with del Toro on Pacific Rim) rounds out the main cast as Dr. Alan McMichael: Edith’s longtime friend, who is wary of the mysterious Sharpes from the get-go.