The typical gothic horror is as thin as gossamer and shaded in grey, but Guillermo Del Toro does tend to do things differently. There’s a thick vein of rich colour in this trailer for Crimson Peak, and not just in the shots of a surprisingly gruesome ghost.
You might also want to play Del Toro bingo and check off his most popular tropes, from eerie mechanics and automation to unusual insect life. It’s all so very Del Toro that I’m not at all surprised Legendary Pictures have edited in a title card promising this is his “ultimate masterpiece.”
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