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: 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.
Lauren Wilford goes long with director Guillermo del Toro on art, life, death, morality and movies.
Crimson Peak is a beautiful, aching meditation on grief, mourning, and the scars that our physical and psychic histories leave on us.