Monday, October 19, 2015
The Colors of Crimson Peak
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!)