Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Movie Review: Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak: After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) 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.

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

Review: I don't really know how to explain my feelings towards this movie. I mean, the execution of the events were good, some parts were amazing even, but I can still feel the chills from watching it until now. This is a movie that "horror" and "thriller" lovers would definitely want to watch. The twists were definitely unexpected, and I found myself liking the story more than I should be.

Edith was the only daughter and child, and she was loved well by her father. Her mother died when she was young, and she claimed to see her mother's ghost a few times, often getting warnings from the spirit. Somewhere along the way, she met Thomas, who was trying to impress Edith's father in order to be given funds to support his new invention. Edith was immediately swept away by Thomas, but her father knew that something was wrong.

He tried to save his daughter by making Thomas and his sister (Lucille) leave, but shortly after Thomas agreed to leave, Edith's father was murdered tragically. This part deserves a huge warning. The way Edith's father died was really horrifying. I'll probably still shriek or cringe if I happen to rewatch the movie.

Grief stricken by the loss of her only parent, Edith seek for comfort from Thomas, and eventually they got married. She decided to leave her house and follow Thomas and Lucille back to their home. Viewers can immediately sense that something was not right between Thomas and Lucille's relationship. Instead of acting like siblings, they were acting more like secret lovers.

Day by day, Edith started seeing more and more ghosts. She was scared at first, but she soon learned that the spirits were only trying to communicate with her, to tell her the truth. But of course, their way of giving a warning was obviously creepy. Edith found too late about the scheme going on between Thomas and Lucille, and by that time, she had already consumed too much of the poison that Lucille had placed in Edith's teas. She was too weak to run on her own, and the mansion was practically in the middle of nowhere.

As I have mentioned, there were a lot of unexpected twists, and one of them was Thomas and Lucille's relationship. I had assumed they were married but pretended to be siblings, but instead, they were real siblings. Because of their lonely past, they only had each other to love, and Lucille's love for Thomas went too wrong. It was disgusting, but what do you expect from people that did not have a stable mental state? And another unexpected part was how Lucille killed her own brother when she realised that Thomas had actually fallen for Edith. Oops, sorry for the spoiler. But really, the way Thomas died was really tragic. I didn't expect that it was really easy to stab someone in the face.

I was definitely glad that Edith (and Alan, her friend who tried to rescue her but was attacked by Lucille too) survived in the end. I rejoiced when Lucille died because she was a real witch, though I had expected the brawl between the two women to be longer.

All in all, I really enjoyed watching Crimson Peak. I had expected to be watching a typical ghost story with a cliche plot, but I am glad to say that this one is different from anything else. Crimson Peak is definitely recommended to all horror and thriller lovers!

Till next time ♡ Love, Aera


  1. this looks cooool sobs but lets just wait the momment where i would really enjoy horror movies T_T

  2. @faten.banana;

    It is cool! But yeah, in a creepy way of course.
    I think this is more of a thriller than horror, the ghosts were not even that scary. You should definitely watch this!

  3. Lovee this movie because of Tom hehehe...

  4. @TravelWithMillo;

    I can totally relate with that! He looked amazing in the movie. It was sad how it ended for him though.

  5. The movie was fantastic in my opinion but disturbing at the same time. The incest oh my god I freaked out because I didn't expect that coming. I also thought they were married but pretended to be siblings but nah I was wrong.

  6. @Alia;

    Yes, as a whole, it is fantastic and disturbing too. I probably would not have watched the movie if I knew there were incest ;;;;