Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Written by: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Callum Greene
Other cast: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver
Release date: October 16, 2015
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Running time: 1h 59min
After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas' alluring sister and protector of her family's dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
→ Love makes monsters of us all.
♦ Jessica Chastain learned the piano for the movie and performed all songs in the movie by herself. She had previously learned the bass guitar for Mama (2013) , where Guillermo del Toro was the producer.
♦ Jessica Chastain filmed simultaneously A Most Violent Year, and had to fly back and forth to New York to play an American, in detail, a gangster’s daughter in the 80s, while she is playing an early 20th century Victorian woman in Crimson Peak, a huge difference and versatility.
♦ Jessica Chastain celebrated her birthday while filming Crimson Peak in Toronto and invited a few close friends to her party. Among them were Tom Hiddleston, with whom she did “ping-pong matches, crazy dancing, and karaoke”, as both revealed in an interview.
• [Looking at the dead butterflies] They’re dying. They take the heat from the sun, and when it deserts them, they die.
• No, it’s not sad, Edith. It’s nature. It’s a world of everything dying and eating each other right beneath our feet.
• [Looking at Edith] Beautiful things are fragile… At home we have only black moths. Formidable creatures, to be sure, but they lack beauty. They thrive on the dark and cold.
• But the horror… The horror was for love. The things we do for love like this are ugly, mad, full of sweat and regret. This love burns you and maims you and twists you inside out. It is a monstrous love and it makes monsters of us all.