Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness offers delicious insights into the making of the film, and more than a few glimpses of how director Guillermo del Toro invests himself in every note of it.
Crimson Peak hits all the major gothic horror notes: the gauzy nightgowns, the poisoned tea. A little dog trotting curiously down a darkened hallway. Dark legacies. Axe murder. But all of this is beside the point.
Crimson Peak is a beautiful, aching meditation on grief, mourning, and the scars that our physical and psychic histories leave on us.