Stephen King And Joe Hill Praise Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak


This past weekend, the King and Prince of horror, Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, were treated to a special preview screening of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. For the public at large, the movie is still many months away from release, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary from pushing out the marketing. In promotional materials thus far, it has been described as a “haunting gothic horror,” and by the looks of its first trailer (see above), that description is a perfect fit.

Now, thanks to the Tweets of the two best-selling genre authors, we’ve a better sense of what lies ahead:

Landing such solid praise from two of the most prolific and inventive horror authors on the planet is a filmmaker’s dream, and it ought to boost early buzz considerably. However, considering initial fan reactions to the trailer, Crimson Peak really doesn’t need it.

Find out what that haunted mansion has in store when its doors open on October 16, 2015.

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.