Crimson Peak

2015

Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery / Romance / Thriller

207
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 73% · 284 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56% · 25K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.5/10 10 159156 159.2K

Top cast

Tom Hiddleston as Thomas Sharpe
Jessica Chastain as Lucille Sharpe
Doug Jones as Edith's Mother / Lady Sharpe
Charlie Hunnam as Dr. Alan McMichael
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU 2160p.BLU.x265
871.38 MB
1280*682
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 59 min
Seeds 81
1.8 GB
1920*1024
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 59 min
Seeds 100+
5.32 GB
3840*2076
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 58 min
Seeds 51

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Calicodreamin 6 / 10

Great visuals

The storyline has good flow but is perhaps a bit predictable, acting is decent though the characters don't have much depth. But the winner for this film are the visuals. The house itself is stunningly haunting and the ghosts are almost ethereal. This movie doesn't have much substance but is a real treat to watch.

Reviewed by grantss 5 / 10

Flatters to deceive

Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Edith Cushing (played by Mia Wasikowska) is haunted (in some cases, literally) by the death of her mother - she died when Edith was young. Then she meets an English entrepreneur, Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddlestone), the relationship develops and life seems to be improving. However, her father, Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver), disapproves of Sir Thomas and tries to have Sir Thomas and his scheming sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), sent back to England. Mr Cushing then dies in mysterious circumstances, leaving Edith and Sir Thomas free to wed, which they do. The married couple and Lucille move into the Sharpe ancestral home in England, the run-down Allerdale Hall. Hardly has she moved in than Edith's nightmares become quite vividly real, being haunted by ghoulish apparitions. It's as if the house doesn't want her there...

Good start, but fizzles out from about half way in. The set up was good - good back story and plot progression and a large dose of malice and intrigue. The best "horror" movies have plausible explanations for all the ghosts and horror scenes and have a good twist or two in store. Crimson Peak seemed to be shaping up for that: solid plot to the non-horror part and a decent cast, a cast you wouldn't expect to find in a common-or-garden horror movie. Surely this was going to have a profound ending and a plausible explanation for everything?

Sadly, no. In the end it is just a horror movie. The great revelation is hardly surprising and the ghosts were just ghosts. Only stands out from your average horror movie due to the initial build up, the good production values and A-list cast.

Disappointing.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

beautiful Gothic horror lacks mystery or thrills

Ghosts are real. Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) has known this since childhood when her mother died and her spirit warned her, "Beware of Crimson Peak." As a young woman, she's trying to publish her ghost story only to face sexism. English baronet Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) has come to America seeking investments from Edith's father Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver) for a clay-mining machine invention. Carter distrusts the failing aristocrat and his sister Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). His investigator Holly finds something damning and he pays Thomas to leave his lovesick daughter Edith. Carter is murdered and Edith marries Thomas. They go back to England but Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam) is suspicious as the Cushing fortune is liquidated to the Sharpes in England.

This is a beautiful Gothic horror from Guillermo del Toro. It is simply gorgeous. On the other hand, the story lacks thrills or scares. There is no real mystery since the Sharpe siblings lay out their cards early on. It's also unlikely that Carter wouldn't reveal the secret to his daughter. All of it takes away the tension. The Sharpe mansion looks beautiful in a haunted manner. The story needs some reworking to inject more thrilling tension.

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