Monday, October 19, 2015

Crimson Peak (Movie Review)

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Genre: Fantasy/Mystery
After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas' alluring sister and protector of her family's dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.

Young Edith is an aspiring writer who applied ghosts as symbolic meanings in her books. But no, ghosts are real. She had come to that conclusion when her mother came back to her room.

Oh did I forget to mention that her mother had died? Yeah, that is pretty damn traumatizing for a 7 year old (I think). Honestly, this movie was long and you kind of figured out what was going on by the middle of the movie. 

Horror movies should never be as predictable as this was but I was glad that they kept the sexual tensions down to a minimum and the horror, to what they could, to a maximum. Although, the director obviously shied away from wanting this movie to be labeled as a bad horror movie, this was really just full of jump scares. 

I mean, it is almost Hansel and Gretel meet incest and then spark jealousy as Sir Thomas Sharpe meets and marries Edith even though she has a perfectly good suitor in the way beginning that obviously is very interested in her.

Edith is somewhat of a strong character that you will want to watch this movie. I would not add this movie into my collection of horror or any genre for that matter but I really liked to watch this. 

I'm going to go ahead and rate it a solid 3 out of 5 stars. 

Blog you later, awesome nerds and sorry for the late post. You know, college stuff. 

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