New ‘Crimson Peak’ Character Posters are Vividly Spooky
The latest batch of character posters from Crimson Peak echo the first motion poster for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror story, which featured Mia Wasikowska bathed in neon blue and red. That vivid coloring contrasted with empty blackness made quite the impression, and the latest characters posters are similarly striking.
The new posters debuted via Collider, Coming Soon and Hitfix, and feature stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam with various visual overlays — Chastain gets a moth, Wasikowska gets a butterfly and Hunnam gets wings (what’s the Victorian era equivalent of Red Bull?). But the most interesting poster is Hiddleston’s, which seems to give us hints about his character and relationship with Wasikowska, who plays the young bride he brings home to his creepy manor.
There’s a sorrowfully romantic letter (along with a skull) on this poster, and it reads in part “Dear Edith, by the time you read this, I will be gone. Your father made evident to me that in my economic condition…” Then there’s something about not being positive and an agreement he made with her father to take the blame for something or other.
So that gives us a little bit of an idea of the dynamic established between the two characters, though it’s not too much. Here’s more from the official synopsis:
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.
Crimson Peak heads to Comic-Con this week before it hits theaters on October 16.