Basic Summary – 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.
Let me first start off by saying that this is not the Horror film that Hollywood advertised it as. I’m not mad by that, but don’t get your hopes up if you are looking to be completely terrified by it. That being said, it does have pretty good scares and thrills in it – hence why it is listed as a Thriller in iTunes – but I would considered it (and some of my friends agree with me on this) that this is more of a Gothic Romance Movie.
The story, very simple, but beautifully done. The sets and every bit of detail is just marvelous and well-thought out. The cast is also well-versed in what they are doing. You actually feel emotions for the characters and their storylines.
I don’t know if I actually have any problems with the film. I think the only thing is just how Hollywood advertised it. It did well in theaters and I think it will do lovely on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download.
If you haven’t seen it yet, it is worth checking out. Grab some friends and a bowl of popcorn. And remember, “Beware of Crimson Peak”