Was treated to a screening of Guillermo del Toro's new movie, CRIMSON PEAK, this weekend. Gorgeous and just fucking terrifying.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 16, 2015
And King didn’t stop there either. Just the phrase ‘fucking terrifying’ would be welcomed praise from the best-selling author. But, the film touched King so much so that he went on to add an even bigger compliment.
CRIMSON PEAK electrified me in the same way Sam Rami's EVIL DEAD electrified me when I saw it for the first time way back in the day.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 16, 2015
Damn. If I wasn’t already excited to see Tom Hiddleston take on the villainous gentleman role of Thomas Sharpe, I certainly am now. Stephen King’s kind words towards the film are some of the first reactions we’ve heard, since del Toro is still putting some finishing touches on his product for its Fall release this year. But, King’s compliments were also met by his son and another accomplished author, Joe Hill who claimed Crimson Peak to be the most beautiful horror film of them all. He also went on to tweet that del Toro’s masterpiece is a "blood-soaked AGE OF INNOCENCE, a gloriously sick waltz through Daphne Du Maurier territory".
Crimson Peak tells the story of a young author named Edith Cushing, played by Mia Wasikowska who upon marrying a mysterious 19th century gentleman, Hiddleston’s Thomas Sharpe, moves into a dangerously eerie mansion that her betrothed once called home. Thomas begins to show some unsuspected qualities, as does the rot-infested mansion, and Edith is forced to question her original perception of the once charming fellow. While the mysterious evil lingers through the house, tormenting Edith, a kind Dr. Alan McMichael, played by Charlie Hunnam hopes to sweep her away from the madness. Take a look at the haunting trailer below: