Second Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' Creeps Up
by Alex Billington
May 13, 2015
"There are parts of the house that are unsafe." Universal and Legendary have debuted a new, full-length theatrical trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, his new haunted house horror-thriller featuring quite a tremendous cast lead by Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston. This movie is so beautiful, the sets look gorgeous, the ghosts look creepy, it all looks perfectly mood and unsettling and amazing at once. Exactly what I would hope for from del Toro, and the more we see from this, the better it looks. The first trailer was just a tease, now we explore his new haunted mansion.
Here's the second trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, direct from Universal:
Crimson Peak is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Devil's Backbone) from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Mimic) and Lucina Coxon (Wild Target). 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. Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston star in the film which Universal and Legendary will release next fall on October 16th, 2015.
Very cool! I'm looking forward to this now.
ListenToVinyl on May 13, 2015
Every dell Toro looks amazing, especially pan's labyrinth.. He is a true master of visuals but Pacific rim didn't do it for me! This also looks astounding and has indeed a creepy vibe to it! Awesome trailer for sure, got me sold ..
ari smulders on May 13, 2015
Danimal on May 13, 2015
I'm still not really feeling this. Judging from the trailers, I don't find it creepy at all. Maybe if they were cut better - more slowly with shots of anticipation. I like how the sets and the costumes are looking and I'm sure the performances will be good. Chastain usually delivers. I might give it a go, but my expectations will probably be pretty low by the time it comes out. I don't care about the cg outdoor shots of the house or the ghost, with horror/thriller I usually respond more to practical effects. Very iffy on this one, hopefully I'll be surprised.
NathanDewey on May 13, 2015
I'm in the same boat as you, Nathan. Visually it looks fine and the cast is A-list, but the trailer makes the story look like a string of tired ghost / haunted house clichés. I hope that's not what we get, but so far, nothing for me to get excited about. Sadly, GDT hasn't wowed me since Pan's Labyrinth.
Movie Bear on May 13, 2015
It looks pretty, but not particularly scary to me.
jay on May 13, 2015
I don't care for scares, but I like the atmosphere ... I wish there would be more erotic charge to it ...
shiboleth on May 13, 2015
Is it just me or is Guillermo del Toro stale? I am sure that there is much more in the movie but everything they showed in the trailer looked lame. A horror film painting by the numbers. Now if it turns out that the blonde is in fact thee most evil thing in the house and that she is not just the plucky virginal Victorian maid that she seems to be THEN I will be interested.
TV_Watcher on May 13, 2015
Still not interested in this movie.
Furiosa21 on May 13, 2015
This appears to be everything I wanted it to be and more. Granted I am a diehard GDT fanboy and loved everything he has made, but even so I really think this looks stellar. Hunnam's accent sounds wacky.
DAVIDPD on May 13, 2015
So much in that trailer, had to stop watching. Quite looking forward to it, almost went a bit Burton in parts, which is a shame, Del Toro definitely had his own horror vibe.
Carpola on May 13, 2015
It feels like he's trading a genuinely spooky atmosphere for great art and set design. Kind of like the Jan De Bont remake of The Haunting suffered from too much CGI gloss. Great use of the Noah soundrack.
fazha on May 13, 2015
A potential classic - I think all the ingredients are there, and what Del Toro is dealing with is archetypes, not cliches (there's a big difference). The cast is great and I would predict some potent genre blending, so pay attention folks and prepare for a ride. "The Devil's Backbone" and "Pan's Labyrinth" are beautiful works of art - "Crimson Peak" seems to be coming from that region of the mexican maestro's imagination and soul. Jesus, I can't wait.
nickmandel on May 13, 2015
I agree, everyone here talking about clichés or camp don't know the slightest bit what they're talking about... their fav horror is probably something like Paranormal Activity. Especially this trailer made me think of 'The Devil's Backbone' and that makes me excited.
Terry Craig on May 14, 2015
Guys..lets be honest..i do love Del Toro..but this looks cheesy....it looks like the set of The Haunting..sometimes he goes too far in the design department and these things come off too cheesy. Its like this house belongs in Hellboy or something. Its not dark and scary when the house has spikes all over it..i mean come on. If this is supposed to be a childrens scary movie PG thing ok. but otherwise lets all be honest this isnt some kind of amazing scary looking movie.. It all looks clearly expected and bad effects. In contrast his work on The Strain on FX is pretty damn good. I want the old Blade Del Toro back! In a world of movies like the Conjuring and Insidious..slightly family friendly camp horror doesnt have a place like this. Unless its very camp and funny. i mean when you have a ghost telling you to "beware crimson peak" um..this is a joke See what i mean?
disappointed on May 14, 2015
Blade movies were really bad movies. So, I do see what you mean, but can't see why this must be bad as Blade to be good ...
shiboleth on May 14, 2015
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