It’s often difficult to avoid discussing a film without looking at the style of the director. Guillermo del Toro has a certain style and it’s obvious in Crimson Peak. The detailed world, wide-viewed all-encompassing camera work and soft, delicate hints of lurking horror in the velvet shadows. The idea of the plot is good but the mystery is a little dull. Perhaps the characters are a little thin or it’s the script that falls short of being scary enough but the final feeling I took away was “is that it?”
I wanted to be in that world and to feel worried for Mia but very quickly realised this is about the visuals and not the ride. It’s not great as a horror and not good enough as drama. Perhaps Tom wasn’t up to the job as he isn’t scary, no offence to Tom. His was not a brutal enough person to flesh it all out.
Could have been better but looks wonderful.
DVD Extras: A couple of deleted scenes and set builds. Nothing special.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog the creepy.