UPDATE: An official version has now launched and can be seen above.
Though it was initially slated to release this coming Tuesday, a low-res recording of Crimson Peak‘s maiden trailer has appeared online, offering fans an early glimpse at Guillermo del Toro’s latest exercise in gothic fantasy.
With a star-studded cast that includes Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunnam, the horror flick has undisputedly earned its title as one of the most anticipated scarefests of the year — and for good reason. With del Toro behind the lens, Crimson Peak marks the reputable filmmaker’s first return to the genre while in the director’s chair since the beloved Spanish civil war film, Pan’s Labyrinth.
In case you weren’t already aware, Crimson Peak largely takes place in an age-old mansion situated in Northern England in the 19th century. With Stoker star Mia Wasikowska in one of the lead roles, the movie will see her Edith Cushing fall in love with Tom Hiddleston’s Thomas Sharpe, only to discover that her new hubby isn’t what he appears to be.
Guillermo del Toro will whisk audiences away for another gothic tale of love and the supernatural when Crimson Peak scurries into theaters on October 16, 2015. In the meantime, you can share your thoughts on this leaked trailer using the comments section below.
Legendary Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.