Friday, April 15

Movie Review: Crimson Peak (2015)

Length: 1 hr & 59 mins
Released: 2015
Genre:  Drama, Fiction, Historical, & Horror
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Watched online


In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.



Ooooooh I’ve been dying to see this movie since….since forever? Okay – maybe not forever, but it has felt like it. Well, why? It mixes two of my loves: scary/paranormal and historical. This seemed like a shoe-in for movie of the year.

Sadly….this is not the case.

Was it horrible and made me want to puke? No. Was it amazing beyond belief? No. It was simply okay. Let’s divide and conquer this review.

The Good
-Amazing actors. They certainly give it a star or two on its own. And no…I am not biased because a certainly man I love in there looking all spiffy in fancy old Victorian clothing. 

-The effects were good. I certainly was grossed out and wee bit scared of the ghosts. Kuddos.

-The plot twists were good. I called a couple of them, but they certainly did shock me by doing what they did with two of the characters. 

- Plus I was in LOVED with the costumes. Beautifully done.

The Bad and the Ugly

-This was not as horror-y as I thought it would be. It was more thriller-y. Not a huge biggy, but I truly wanted to be scared. 

- The ending was silly. WHO’S READY TO BE A GHOST NEXT!? You? You wanna be a ghost. Okay, here you go. Gah. 

- I wanted more horror...less thriller and romance. 

- The main character. She was daft as hell and I wanted to punch her. Granted, the actress did wonderful portraying this idiot, but I hated the character. FOOL! 


Overall, this was simply okay. I am super bummed and it fell short. Granted I had high expectations, because this simply looked AMAZING. Bleh. I do recommend this if you are bored and want a decent movie to entertain you. Out of five stars, I stamp this with 3. Click HERE to check out the review by Anarchist. 


Reece Darlene said...

Dropping in to say hey ;) Also I would have gone for 4 stars personally. It wasn't phenomenal but I did like it.

Carole Rae said...

Reece, I was tempted to give it 4 stars. But the ending was meh personally, so I dropped it to 3.

Blodeuedd said...

More horror could have been good

Carole Rae said...

B, I think more horror would have made it a little better.

Melliane said...

I think I liked it a bit more than you. I think it would have been 3.5 or 4 for me

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, it was almost was a 4 for me. But there were a couple of things that knocked it down for me.