‘Crimson Peak’ International Trailer Gets Way More Ghastly
If you were a fan of the Crimson Peak trailer that hit earlier this week, may we interest you in the new international trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror tale? This trailer is even more effective and haunting (literally and figuratively) than the domestic version, with lots of spooky new footage and a few sneak peeks at the actual ghosts of this ghost story.
The international trailer for Crimson Peak ups the ante all around: more period gothic romance, more of Tom Hiddleston’s charmingly seductive ways, more blood in the snow, more eerie glances, more talk of ghosts — and, of course, actual ghosts. Del Toro’s design for the paranormal entities is totally inspired, as expected. Both their bodies and their clothing are entirely pitch black, giving them an insidious, living statue-like quality. I’d be a little annoyed with how much this trailer shows off the ghastly designs if not for how striking they are — rather than feeling spoiled, this sort of imagery is the kind of thing that makes you want to see more.
There’s also a bit more story involved in the trailer: Mia Wasikowska’s Edith has always been able to see and feel the presence of ghosts, though no one really believes her until she meets Hiddleston’s Thomas Sharpe, who comes from a gorgeous gothic mansion filled with dark secrets — secrets that only someone like Edith would be able to understand.
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.