Ahh, it’s Friday! The warm embrace of the weekend is here!
For the past couple of years, I’ve been quite the film junkie. Give me a rest day and you bet I’ll spend it cozying up my room and loading any film that catches my interest. Growing up, I’ve always loved horror movies as I quite enjoy the thrill of it. In fact, one of my earliest memories of my brother and I is watching an asian horror film at 12 midnight – and I guess from then on, I’ve always liked it.
Having said that, I plan to talk about my favorite movies with this little segment I’ll call Flicky Fridays (Yes, I know and I tried my best to think of a wittier title, okay?) and first up is Crimson Peak!
My little sister and I take delight in doing a movie marathon every now and then. In fact, I think it’s an unspoken tradition for us to spend at least a day or two watching movies when we have the time. Anyway, it was one of those days and we were lazily browsing for movies to watch when we came upon this particular film.
Premise: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider (Tom Hiddleston). Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.
I was enamoured with the overall visuals and set. It was perfectly haunting and consistent – at least for me, a girl who barely has any idea on how the everyday life of 19th century was. The storytelling is flawless and all actors did an amazing job portraying their respective characters. If you were to ask me, I think Jessica Chastain, who plays the role of Tom Hiddleston’s sister, stole the show. In the film, she was able to embody the eerie and beautiful role of Lucille Sharpe.
With a dark love story as its central theme, Crimson Peak isn’t the type of movie that will make you tremble with fear. The movie isn’t equipped with clichéd jump scares and honestly speaking, it didn’t need to. All the factors meld together beautifully and created an artistic ghostly film. Again, Guillermo Del Torro didn’t disappoint. I am so in awe with his visions and direction that I look forward to watching another creepy film of his!
I would rate the movie a good 8/10. I’m actually quite baffled as to why I didn’t hear about this movie when it was released in 2015 but if you are looking for a “chill” thrill, be sure to check this film out!
I’m wrapping up my first Flicky Friday here! I can’t wait to share more movies on here. It’s fun!