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Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.

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The critical consensus

A curious hybrid of grim fairytale and gory horror, del Toro’s ninth feature is striking but sorely lacking in surprises. Great ghosts, but del Toro is capable of so much more.

***(*)(*)Josh Winning, Total Film, 15/10/2015

It may be a little overwrought for some tastes, borderline camp at points, but if you're partial to a bit of Victorian romance with Hammer horror gloop and big, frilly night-gowns, GDT delivers an uncommon treat.

****(*)Dan Jolin, Empire Online, 15/10/2015

It's no instant classic then, but this tale of bleeding love stands tall as one of the most visually striking films in years.

****(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 14/10/2015

Guillermo del Toro’s showmanship is evident from the off in this addictively watchable, macabre Hitchcockian fantasy.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 15/10/2015

The problem here is that the film-makers throw too many elements into the mix.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 15/10/2015

The central trio ensure you remain happily caught in the web of Crimson Peak even as you hesitate between laughing at it and just enjoying the ride.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 16/10/2015

It is under-plotted and preposterous but quite fun.

***(*)(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express, 18/10/2015

Guillermo del Toro returns to his roots with a sumptuous horror steeped in 19th-century fiction and classic cinema.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 18/10/2015

Features about Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak: how Guillermo del Toro sketched its visual style

Oliver Basciano, The Guardian, 10/10/2015

Guillermo del Toro: 'I try to tell you a story with eye-protein, not eye-candy'

John Patterson, The Guardian, 10/10/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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