‘Crimson Peak’ Trailer & the Genre Where Guillermo Del Toro Belongs


By James Hancock

Starting with ‘Cronos’ in 1993, Guillermo Del Toro has had an interesting career with his fair share of creative triumphs, disappointments, and unrealized projects. He’s dabbled in superhero films with the Hellboy franchise and ‘Blade II’ (2002) while always finding time for personal projects such as the superb ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ (2001). In my opinion, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006) is one of the best films of the 21st century with its perfect blend of dark fairy tale adventures alongside the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. For several years, Guillermo Del Toro tried and failed to produce a movie from H.P. Lovecraft’s classic ‘At the Mountains of Madness’, a movie I still hope will one day be brought to life, before he eventually gave up and tackled his obsession with kaiju and giant robots in ‘Pacific Rim’ (2013). Fans and audiences were divided on ‘Pacific Rim’ and I totally understand some people’s frustrations’s with the final film, however, the opening scene as well as the battle of Hong Kong impressed me to the point where I was willing to overlook the movie’s shortcomings.

Which brings us to his latest movie, ‘Crimson Peak’ the type of movie Guillermo Del Toro was born to make. Guillermo Del Toro loves ghost movies and in the video below he briefly introduces five ghost films that he particularly adores such as ‘The Haunting’ (1963) and ‘The Innocents’ (1961).

I know it is way too early to let myself to get but so fired up for ‘Crimson Peak’, but with the new trailer that launched today I am having more and more trouble keeping my expectations in check. The latter half of this trailer has some genuinely freaky imagery that perfectly captures the spirit of the great ghost films that Del Toro admires. I’m also more than a little obsessed with Jessica Chastain so any chance of my being objective about this movie has already been thrown out the window. In an ideal world, this film will be a monster hit and will finally give Del Toro the chance to show us his interpretation of the H.P. Lovecraft mythos. For now, enjoy the trailer for what looks like a very promising new movie by Guillermo Del Toro.


Guillermo Del Toro on the set of ‘Crimson Peak’ with Jessica Chastain & Tom Hiddleston.

Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston on the set of 'Crimson Peak'

Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston on the set of ‘Crimson Peak’

Release Date: 16 October, 2015.

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