Director Guillermo del Toro has returned to the genre that made him famous with Crimson Peak, a Gothic horror romance in which a young bride is whisked away to her husband’s ancestral home and discovers that he has more than a few skeletons in the closet… and specters crawling out of the floorboards.
Crimson Peak is one of the big features that Legendary Pictures is presenting at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, after debuting the first trailer at last year’s convention. The film stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) as the young bride, Edith, Tom Hiddleston (Thor) as her new husband, Thomas, Jessica Chastain (Interstellar) as Thomas’ sister Lucille, and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) as Edith’s childhood friend, Alan.
These four key characters were recently seen in stylized posters for Crimson Peak, but those have now been blown out of the water with the arrival of three Mondo posters – a special treat for those attending Comic-Con. The posters were created by artists Daniel Danger and Guy Davis in collaboration with del Toro. Two of them are color variations on the same design, while the other is an image of what appears to be Allerdale Hall’s most active ghost.
For those attending Comic-Con, these Crimson Peak posters are available at the Mondo booth (#835). Check out the designs below.
In addition to these posters, Legendary is also offering Comic-Con attendees the opportunity to explore the haunted house of Crimson Peak in Beware Crimson Peak, a VR experience that uses Google Cardboard and Legendary’s new VR app Legendary VR, which is available on both Android and iOS devices. We tried it out and it’s pretty spooky, with Hiddleston providing voiceover as the viewer is drawn into Allerdale Hall and forced to confront one of its supernatural residents. Google is also handing out 50,000 free Google Cardboard viewers over the course of the convention.
The trailers for Crimson Peak have suggested that it is as much a mystery as it is a horror movie, and it’s clear that Thomas and Lucille have some kind of hidden motive. The basic story concept of a young bride being taken away to a new life with a new husband and discovering horrible secrets has been around since Bluebeard murdered his first wife, but del Toro can usually be trusted to put his own spin on familiar concepts. Stay tuned to Screen Rant throughout Comic-Con 2015 for more Crimson Peak news and details.
Crimson Peak arrives in US theaters on October 16th, 2015.