Guillermo Del Toro loves a good ghost story, and it looks like he brought us just that with the first Crimson Peak trailer. Little did we know that the full trailer, just dropped below, would give us an even better and creepier look at just what Uncle Guillermo has cooked up in his manor of death and deceit.
The official Crimson Peak Facebook page dropped the new look at Del Toro’s latest horror offering, and judging by the fact that Stephen King is officially on record stating that the film is "gorgeous and terrifying… it electrified [him]," it looks like the man has done his job, and then some.
Crimson Peak tells the story of Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman with a fascination for ghosts, as well as two charming gentleman callers (Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam.) Of course, most Victorian-era stories would focus on that turmoil, but it’s settled rather quickly when Edith marries Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) which is also right about the time that things start to get freaky. Not only are there ghosts that Lady Edith fully believes are haunting the halls of Crimson Peak’s titular estate, but there’s also something weird going on between Sir Thomas and his sister, the deeply unsettling Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain.)
What that something is, we don’t know, but there are a lot of theories that could fly from what we’ve been shown in this trailer alone. Those theories only really occur after the credits have dimmed though, as this trailer doesn’t fail to grab the attention of us viewers, as it leads us down the miniature version of the haunted house tale we’ll be able to experience for ourselves this fall. Probably the best part about this trailer is that it doesn’t feel like Crimson Peak is giving away too much of its secrets, or even its undoubtedly more bloody moments, in this further peek into its madness.
And make no mistake, Crimson Peak has a lot riding on it, as it’s another joint venture between Universal and producing partner Legendary Pictures. With Jurassic World sharing that same distinction before it, it’s a good bet that executives are going to be watching these two films very keenly to see if the era of good feelings between the two can resume, or if it’s time to shake the line up around a little bit to avoid another Blackhat. Going on what we’re seeing in this trailer though, we’d like to think that there’s nothing to worry about, and our trust in Guillermo Del Toro only further boosts our confidence that this dark and sexy night terror could be something worth being haunted over.
Crimson Peak opens in conventional and IMAX theaters on October 16, and we’ll be among the first in line to see what Guillermo Del Toro has in store for our scare craving psyches.