Tom Hiddleston, who is perhaps better known for playing Loki in the Thor and The Avengers movies, transitions to the role of being a Gothic horror star in the upcoming flick Crimson Peak, starring with actor Charlie Hunnam, from The Sons Of Anarchy. The two stars are featured in the supernatural chiller in a romantic love triangle for the interests of actress Mia Wasikowska in 19th century England. The movie is directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
Tom Hiddleston plays Sir Thomas Sharpe while Charlie Hunnam takes on the role of Dr. Alan McMichael. They both vie for the attention of Edith Cushing, who Mia Wasikowska plays. Sharpe’s sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, who also lives in the creepy Gothic mansion where Sharpe takes his new wife, is played by Jessica Chastain.
The latest trailer for Crimson Peak, the name of the mansion which Tom Hiddleston as Sir Thomas Sharpe calls his home, is below. The trailer opens with a scene of Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing at a snow-covered mining location wielding a large knife. Something, or someone, unseen is trying to do her harm. In a voice-over, she says that she knows “Ghosts are real.”
As she speaks, the music played adds to the spooky ambiance. The song is perfect for the scene. It is a piano rendition by PJ Harvey of Red Right Hand, by Nick Cave.
The Crimson Peak trailer also shows an uneasy stare-off between Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, dressed in sumptuous period costumes, nodding coldly to each other at a dreary and rainy funeral. Though the trailer does not reveal much else about the seeming rivalry that exists between these two men, Hunnam’s character, that of Dr. Alan McMichael, tells Edith later in the clip that “I’m here to take you away.” There is also an earlier scene in which Tom Hiddleston dances with Mia and Charlie Hunnam looks on, seemingly unimpressed.
What are some of the creepiest moments in the Crimson Peak trailer which features Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam? One of them is an interaction between Mia’s character and that of Jessica Chastain, Sharpe’s sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, in which Mia — Edith Cushing — tries to make small talk with Lucille.
Edith, a budding writer, tells Lucille that she can imagine the two of them “in here as children.” Lucille replies that they were not allowed in the main part of Crimson Peak when they were children. She replied “We were confined to the nursery…in the attic.”
Another unsettling scene in the brief, 90-second trailer is one that shows a ghastly figure with wisps of smoke coming off of it spider-crawling around the mansion. To top of the cool but twisted trailer, Lucille peers through a keyhole as Tom Hiddleston as Sir Thomas Sharpe is getting it on, so to speak, with his new wife, Edith. Is it a case that she wants to get a cheap thrill, or is the reason she peers through the keyhole something that is a bit more…sinister?
Edith asks her husband if “anyone has died” in the huge mansion. She then adds if anyone has died, were they “violent deaths.” At the close of the trailer, a female voice, possibly that of Lucile, tells Edith that she cannot leave, that “There’s nowhere else to go… this is your home now.”
Director Guillermo Del Toro has had his talents employed in several movies, like Pan’s Labyrinth, Kung Fu Panda, and The Hobbit flicks. He has also added his spooky touch to some of the intros for the animated TV series, The Simpsons.
The creepy flick, Crimson Peak, which will star Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain, is scheduled to hit theaters in the U.S. in time for Halloween, on October 16 2015. Guillermo Del Toro has said that, with Crimson Peak, he tried to create a solid masterpiece by combining the feel of Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth. If the trailer is any indication, he has done just that, and the movie will likely prove to be a big hit at the box office in October. Check out the trailer, below!
Written By Douglas Cobb
Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam & Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak Trailer