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The real victims of this film are people who paid to see it.  Followed by the people who then have to be told how bad it is.

Crimson Peak is a story of a feisty yet inspired Eidith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) who has aspirations to reach thee heights of her role model Mary Shelley.  After meeting  Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleton) becomes a distinctly dull girl who seems to have no other aspirations than to be with him. So moves to his house upon a mountain of blood-red clay with his mysterious yet bizarre sister Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). Where Edith has ghostly visons and is trying to find a hidden truth.

Going into this film I thought it had the potential to be good, I have always felt Guillermo del Toro’s work to be very hot or cold.  I am a massive fan of both Hellboy films but after watching Pacific Rim was left dissapointed at the poor story telling.  Crimson peak offers a repeat performance. Though visually impressive and drew influence from the old Universal horror films such as Bella Legosi’s Dracula.

At points I felt it was very remenisit of The Happening as both film were full of dialog which was pointless and did nothing to help develop the tedious story of the film.
Poor story writing and the lack of strong characters makes this a difficult watch.  If this is what modern horror has in store then I weep for the future.
3/10
Review by Zachary Whittaker
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