Crimson Peak

Synopsis: Edith Cushing's mother died when she was young but watches over her. Brought up in the Victorian Era she strives to be more than just a woman of marriageable age. She becomes enamored with Thomas Sharpe, a mysterious stranger. After a series of meetings and incidents she marries Thomas and comes to live with him and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, far away from everything she has known. The naive girl soon comes to realize not everything is as it appears as ghosts of the past quite literally come out of the woodwork. This movie is more about mystery and suspense than gore.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Guillermo del Toro
Production: Universal Pictures
  6 wins & 39 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

to The Atlantic Monthly.

Well, whoever wrote it,

it's rather good,

don't you think?


It's certainly captured my attention.

I wrote it.

It's mine.


Well, the ghosts are

just a metaphor...

They've always

fascinated me.

You see,

where I come from

ghosts are not to

be taken lightly.

Sir Thomas Sharpe.

Welcome to our

fair city.

Sir. It's my pleasure.

I see you've already

met my daughter, Edith.

The Sharpe clay mines

have been royal purveyors

of the purest scarlet

clay since 1796.

In its liquid form,

it is so rich in ore

and so malleable

that it can produce

the strongest bricks and tiles.

Excessive mining

in the last 20 years

has caused most of our

old deposits to collapse.

This is a clay harvester

of my own design.

It transports

the clay upwards

as it digs deep.

I have absolutely

no doubt

this machine will revolutionize clay

mining as we know it.

Turn it off, please.

Have you tested it?


Not yet, sir.

We're very close.

But we hope that,

with funding...

So, actually, what you have is a toy,

and some fancy words.

Mr. Cushing, I...

You've already tried,

and failed,

to raise capital

in London,



Yes, that's correct, sir.

And now you're here.

Correct again, sir.

The men at this table,

all of us,

came up through

honest, hard work.

Well, maybe not all of us.

Mr. Ferguson, here, is a lawyer.

But even he

can't help that.

I started as

a steel worker

raising buildings before

I could own them.

My hands.

Feel them.


The reflection

of who I am.

Now, you, sir,

when I shook your hand...

You've got the softest

hands I've ever felt.

In America, we bank on effort,

not privilege.

That is how we

built this country.

I'm here with all

that I possess, sir.

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Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror films The Devil's Backbone (2001) and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action films, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural superhero film Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Trollhunters (2016) and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim (2013). His 2017 fantasy film The Shape of Water received critical acclaim and won a Golden Lion at the 74th Venice International Film Festival as well as the Academy Award for Best Picture. more…

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