by Justin Cook
The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror film Crimson Peak has arrived.
Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain star in the Victorian-era England set, haunted house film brought to us from Legendary and Universal Pictures.
The film’s official plot synopsis on IMDb says, “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.”
Watch the trailer below:
After the release of many cheap, sloppy and overall boring horror films last year, such as Ouija, Annabelle and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, it is nice to finally see a mainstream horror film that has actual potential to be great.
Above all, Crimson Peak looks expertly shot and visually stunning, as many del Toro movies are. The trailer may not have the same amount of scares in it as a typical horror movie trailer, but it does introduce us to its intriguing gothic setting, with the promise of great atmospheric horror.
Del Toro handles each of his films with a massive amount of care and attention, and whether or not you are a fan of his, it’s hard not to respect his level of dedication to each project he works on.
The director’s previous film was 2013’s Pacific Rim, which also starred Crimson Peak actor Charlie Hunnam. Throughout the course of his career, del Toro has also directed such critically praised films as Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Blade II and Pan’s Labyrinth.
Crimson Peak will be del Toro’s return to the horror genre, after helming such films as Mimic and The Devil’s Backbone earlier in his career. In the past, del Toro has also produced such horror films as Splice, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and Mama.
Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene will be producing the film.
Check out Crimson Peak in theaters on October 6, 2015.
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