2.5

Crimson Peak

Drama Horror


 

An aspiring author, haunted by the ghost of her mother, falls in love with an engineer seeking funds for a clay harversting machine.

Early in the piece, mother ghost remarks "Beware of Crimson Peak"... and sadly it's a warning to be heeded by all. This gothic romance is incredibly dull, and no amount of lavish production can bring it to life. Sure it's creepy, and certain characters are appropriately sinister, living in their haunted house brimming with broken timber, oozing red clay, and white snow. For all its effort, it achieves little in the scare or excitement stakes. A hollow tragedy.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 15th October 2015
119 mins