Long before unlocking the gates of hell and cancelling the apocalypse, Guillermo del Toro served up a wonderful duo of Spanish horror films in The Devil’s Backbone and the beloved, poignant Pan’s Labyrinth. In 2015, the fan-favorite Mexican director will bring his stylistic brand of horror to an English-language audience with Crimson Peak.
What begins as a tale of boundless love situated in 19th Century England soon takes a turn for the supernatural, after Tom Hiddleston’s dashing Thomas Sharpe whisks away Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) and brings her to a creaky old abode known as Allerdale Hall, a towering three-story mansion that hides more secrets than anyone cares to admit.
Chief among those is Jessica Chastian’s narcissistic Lady Lucille Sharpe. As a doting sister to Hiddleston’s character, one would expect that the insular persona welcome in Edith with open arms, making her feel right at home underneath the high ceilings of Allerdale. How and ever, there’s a dark secret lurking beneath her alluring personality, with today’s clip merely teasing her true violent and vengeful nature. What could she possibly want with Edith Cushing?
Crimson Peak will mark Guillermo del Toro’s triumphant return to the genre when it opens in theaters on October 16. Until then, if you’re short on nightmare fuel, you’re cordially invited to check out the newly-released clips below.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.