If you’re looking for a film to creep you out this October, Crimson Peak may be the film for you. -Steven Richard K
Let me start of this review by saying that I’m not a big horror guy. I don’t like horror movies and when I saw the trailer for this I said to myself out loud “I do not want to see that.” Generally I find I’m not into the formula for this type of movies and I don’t find being scared fun. I am however, a person who puts a lot of faith into directors. I also put faith into the hive mind that is a Rotten Tomatoes score.
This movie was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. I’ve seen quite a few of his movies and I’ve dug what I’ve seen. As of now this movie comes in at 69% on Rotten Tomatoes. I figured I could give this a go.
Most horror films don’t have a plot. Its basically, hey look at this person living their life, but wait, there’s something going here, you should watch them live their life and react to things in order to find out what. This one is no different, but it looks cool and it is decent at keeping you interested.
I realized when this film started that I personally don’t care about wealthy people during the turn-of-the-century. It’s more fun to watch the lower and middle-class people. (Cowboys and Peaky Blinders and the like.)
This was a very well-made movie. This isn’t cheap. Everything looked amazing. There was a lot of eerie imagery. As a film fan, I noticed a couple nods to Polanski. The trailer made it seemed a lot more action packed than it actually was, and I was okay with the fact that it wasn’t as intense as the trailer. Halfway through I was getting a bit antsy wanted the movie to get moving a bit more.
If you’re into films like this, you’ll like it. If you’re like me and not super into ghosts, maybe wait for it to pop up and Netflix Instant, its a pretty good film.
TLDR: 3/5. I liked this movie even though the genre isn’t my cup of tea. With creepy imagery and a decent story line, it doesn’t ask you to take too many leaps beyond believability. If you’re into this genre of movie, you will love this.
Steven Richard K is the host of the Search for a Cohost Podcast (www.searchforacohost.com) and a member of the sketch group Mister Bismuth. Follow Steven on Twitter @StevenRichardK If you’re interested in signing up for Movie Pass click here to give Steven the referral credit.