Crimson Peak centers on author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska). Things in Edith's life change when she meets the charming Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston); the mysterious man that she soon marries. The newlyweds head to Thomas' manor where the two plan to live along with Thomas's sister: Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). However Edith begins to notice strange happenings in the manor as the young woman is haunted by ghosts . Edith soon realizes that her husband, and his sister, have a dark secret.
Crimson Peak is not your regular horror film. The film does not rely on jump scares nor does the supernatural element drive the movie's concept. Yet even with its misdirection, I found this ghostly tale to be impressive. The movie's blend of supernatural horror and psychological thriller created an atmosphere that was both old fashion and unique. Along with its compelling plot and strong cast, Crimson Peak captured the proper idea of telling a ghost story; and while it may not have been game changing, this spooky tale is one that the horror genre surely needed.