Crimson Peak

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A film that has a massive cult following before it is released at the cinema, let alone on DVD, is one that demands to be watched, Crimson Peak is one such film.  People were raving about Crimson Peak at conventions, in print and online, without anything more than a trailer and some press shots.  We had to find out why it was so popular and why we ourselves were drawn to the dark, mysterious film.

2Chilling supernatural horror Crimson Peak is here and ready to send chills up and down your spine as you watch, it is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 15th February courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).

Terrifyingly good, Crimson Peak has an equally chilling and adept cast that includes Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Green Street), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre),  Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, The Martian) and Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Justified).  

2449_CC_00049R_CROPEdith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) has been haunted by entities since her mother tragically died.  Edith, an aspiring author, was extremely interested to see the hobby that her childhood friend Dr Alan McMichael, an ophthalmologist, had taken up, collecting supernatural photography images, given her experiences. However when a strange visitor arrives to present an offer to her father, Edith finds her love for Alan stretched by the arrival of this mysterious Mr Thomas Sharpe from England.  

1Quickly Edith finds herself falling for Thomas Sharpe, but all is not as it seems.  In an attempt to find solace and escape the ghosts of her past, Edith marries Thomas, leaving America to join him and his sister Lucille at their family home in England.  Allerdale Hall  is foreboding and has a heavy atmosphere, it is alive, it bleeds, literally and fills all those who visit with dread.  

This is an edge of your seat, but behind a cushion kind of movie.  Goosebumps and the hairs on the back of your neck will get a workout with this film.  Crimson Peak is haunting with incredible performances from the cast and frighteningly good special effects, it will leave you wanting to to have the light on when you go to bed.  The set is spectacular, Allerdale Hall is striking in its heavy Gothic design and dark surreal decor.  The house is dark, surreal and has a character all on its own, adding a certain intrigue and fear to the movie! 

Crimson Peak is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 15th February courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).

Crimson Peak UK BD Retail O-Ring 8306028-11_3PA

 

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Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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