Crimson Peak (2015, Guillermo del Toro)
Haunted Castle, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Mystery, etc.

Acting: 8
Anxiety: 6
Atmosphere: 10
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 6
Production: 10
Recommended: 8
Scares: 6
Story: 7
Unpredictable: 5

Total: 76

My wife Katie and I were really excited to see this movie. In general, I like Guillermo del Toro’s scary movies a lot: they’re often a little cheesy, and not terribly scary, but they’re always beautiful. Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, they’re all really interesting, pretty movies. And Crimson Peak did not disappoint. Quickly: Lady meets a fella, moves with him to his creepy castle, it gets really ghost-y and who-dunnit-y. The story was interesting and eerie, and the atmosphere (a dilapidated castle built on a mountain of blood red clay) was gorgeous. Totally recommended.

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