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Monday, October 19, 2015

The Colors of Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak Is So Beautiful, It’ll Drive You Slightly Mad 
Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak. 
Tom Hiddleston in Crimson Peak Tom Hiddleston on Crimson Peak & What Lokis Been Up to Since Thor 2 

I can't stop thinking about the COLORS in Crimson Peak. I will admit that I ran to the art store afterwards to buy paint markers in the luscious tones of blue green, orange gold, deep purple and crimson. Colors that I don't normally use but am eager to experiment with.

I love the worlds that only Guillermo del Toro is capable of creating. I lost myself in the film. It paid homage to films of the past: Rebecca. Notorious. The Shining. Hammer Films. Being raised on gothic, horror and science fiction, I didn't find the story completely unique. I was reading Flowers in the Attic at age twelve and horror books since the library started letting me borrow them in 4th grade. I have been obsessively watching horror films since the late 1970's when Creature Double Feature was on Channel 56 in Boston. Have I seen or read similar plots before? Yes. Did that bother me? No.

All that said, do I want to see it again? Very much so, yes.

Am I hoping that the blu-ray has lots of extras? Hell, yes.

Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness is the number one book on my wishlist right now. (Update: Best Birthday Present of 2015! Yay!)

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Kristina W said...

I wanted to see this film, ever since I saw the preview. But your posts are making me want to see it MORE. Yes, the colors, the symbolism they're providing, oh holy cow. I can't wait to see what come off your fingertips from this.

And Creature Feature!! We had that in Tampa, from ages 8-10. Every Saturday for me was Saturday morning cartoons while eating breakfast, playing outside until it got too hot, which happened to perfectly coincide with watching Creature Feature, eating lunch in the coolness of air conditioning. I was so bummed when we got to Colorado Springs, and they didn't have it.

Heidi Orndorff said...

I am such a chicken - I cannot watch horror films. However, having said that I love Guillermo del Toro and I can't wait to watch Crimson Peak. As with all his films I will just wait until it comes out on DVD and I can watch it at home. ;) His art is amazing and so detailed.