Just released! The official trailer for CRIMSON PEAK! Watch it below and then check out our analysis below!
”Ghosts are real, that much I know.”
Guillermo is very particular about his use of red. He uses it sparingly since it draws the eye. You won’t , for example, see a red lamp in a background scene. When used, it has a thematic purpose – note the red dress in the scene below and think about the story he might be telling with it. Remember, the film’s name is CRIMSON PEAK.
I can’t say enough cool things about this house. Below are some pics from the inside and outside. The appearance is that of an estate, owned by a wealthy family. And in its belly burns a raging fire.
A great tag line we hear is ”A house, in time, can become a living thing.” And what can a living house do when people live inside?
Not. Let. Them. Go.
Just look at the spikes in this hallway – spikes prevalent in the teaser as a whole. It’s a trap!
The Red Ghost
The red ghost makes a couple of appearances in the new trailer – in the bathtub, in the hallway, and it also appears to “float” in the spacious entryway of the CRIMSON PEAK house. It looks skeletal and vaporous, and up to no good.
I think we are in for a real treat with this film. I have not seen a film from Guillermo that is this rich with imagery, theme and atmosphere since PAN’S LABYRINTH. A lot of the enjoyment to be found in a del Toro film is not in what is said, but what is “un-said”: The bomb (DEVIL’S BACKBONE). the rosary (HELLBOY), the red shoe (PACIFIC RIM), to name a few. We are starting to see that same thematic imagery starting to creep through in the trailers: the house, the moth, the RED.
CRIMSON PEAK will be a feast, for sure.