Crimson Peak is the type of movie that you want to watch just to make fun of it but realize the movie is actually pretty good.
I tend to cringe at horror movies from 2000 on since some of these horror movies that I’ve seen have been atrocious, (Insidious 1 and Insidious Chapter 2, Oculus, House Of Wax, Ghost Ship, Sinister 1 and 2, The Women in Black 1 and 2, The Possession and The Conjuring just to name a few).
Do you know what all of those movies are missing? A good plot, the surprise factor, good acting and a good script.
Crimson Peak in its own right was actually pretty good, for the most part. A good plot, the type of plot that most new horror movies from 2000 on seem to lack. Without giving too much away, the director, (Guillermo del Toro) did something with the plot (narration) that I actually didn’t care for, it didn’t actually bother me too much until I realized later on in the movie that it was the kind of thing they could’ve done without. I know some movies do it but in this instance, with the type of movie it is, they could’ve left it out.
The art style and design was absolutely beautiful. Between the detail with the costumes, the ghost, the location, the Crimson Peak house, I was swept away into this movie.
The spook factor was there, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I crushed my fiancé’s arm with such force every time something scary happened.
The trailer didn’t give too much away, which tends to happen almost every time with trailers for movies.
So the plot, I figured it out but not until the movie was close to ending so that’s a plus in my book. Some movies do a terrible job with plots, this movie did not.
The acting was good, it didn’t feel forced or blah, the actors felt natural, I just wanted to know everything about everyone.
Overall the movie was pretty darn good, you should see it because Star Wars Episode VII- Force Awakens isn’t out yet, what else would you watch in the meantime?
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