It is Guillermo del Toro’s gothic romance picture Crimson Peak which was written and directed by him and Matthew Robbins. Actors include Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver in the movie.
With her new husband and his sister, an ambitious author sets off to visit a secluded Gothic mansion in the English hills. There, she’ll have to figure out what’s going on with the haunting visions she’s been having in her new house.
In 2006, Universal Pictures purchased a spec script written by Del Toro and Robbins, with Del Toro planned to direct. Due to schedule issues, the project was put on hold. The film was described as a “ghost story and gothic romance” that was heavily influenced by other horror films, such as The Haunting, The Innocents, and The Shining, among others.
Filming began on February 10, 2014, and was completed on May 16 of that year at Pinewood Toronto Studios, with additional shooting taking place in Hamilton. Legendary Pictures and Del Toro’s Double Dare You Productions collaborated on the film’s production.
- Edith Cushing, portrayed by Mia Wasikowska
- a young Edith played by Sofia Wells
- Lucille Sharpe, played by Jessica Chastain, is portrayed in the film.
- Thomas Sharpe, portrayed by Tom Hiddleston,
- Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam) is portrayed by
- Carter Cushing was played by Jim Beaver
- Holly, played by Burn Gorman
- Alan’s mother, Mrs. McMichael, is played by Leslie Hope.
- With Jonathan Hyde as Ogilvie,
- Eunice is played by Emily Coutts.
- Actor Doug Jones plays Edith’s mother and the Lady Sharpe in the film.
- As Enola Sciotti, Margaret McDermott, and Pamela Upton’s spectres, Javier Botet takes the role.
After Crimson Peak, What Happens Next?
After stealing a key from Lucille’s keyring, Edith returns to the basement and discovers massive vats filled with a crimson sticky fluid and at least one decomposing body. There’s a good chance that each of the vats contains at least one person.
A recording of the Sharpe family’s mother, warning of poisoning, is played to her later that night. Attempting to flee in a flurry of fear, Edith comes dangerously close to death as she attempts to make her way to safety.
She is carried back to her room by Lucille and Thomas, where Lucille injects her with more poison. It appears that Lucille will not be in bed long. The siblings fight over Edith as they exit the room. Thomas is head over heels in love with her.
Edith discovers Lucille and Thomas half-naked in an embrace later that evening. The moment Edith tries to leave the room, Lucille grabs hold of her and throws her to the ground below. The irony is that not long after that, Lucille tells a story of how it was their father who fractured their mother’s leg in yet another not-so-strange accident.
In Allerdale, Edith’s friend Dr. McMichael, who feared for his friend’s welfare, finds Edith unable to stand. At one point, we learn that Lucille slammed her mother’s head into that very tub, but she was never punished.
During this time, Thomas, who was just 12 years old, was sent to a boarding school. Lucille stabs Dr. McMichael to death and forces Thomas to finish the job. A nonfatal stabbing by Thomas forces him to the basement where he escapes.
This brilliant ghost story perfectly captures the fundamental themes of loss, remorse, and lunacy. Apparitions are nothing more than relics from the past that haunt us in the here and now. Siblings at Allerdale Hall and the land it stood on were stained by too many years of brutality and torture.
As the evil expanded, it engulfed nearly every newcomer it came into contact with. Edith was able to escape because of a single act of great love and sacrifice.
Crimson Peak takes place at the turn of the twentieth century and chronicles the story of Edith Cushing, a young lady who has lived her entire life in fear of ghosts.
A baronet in the English baronetcy named Thomas Sharpe marries Edith after her father’s death, and brings Edith to live with his family on the estate he shares with his younger sister Lucille. From that point on, Edith is plagued by recurring dreams in which apparitions warn her to “beware of Crimson Peak.”