Release Date: October 16, 2015
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
Production Company: Legendary Pictures
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunan
MPAA Rating: Rated R for bloody violence, some sexual content, brief strong language
Well, what do you want first? Do you want to know if Charlie Hunan takes his shirt off?? Sorry, no.
Is this really a horror movie? Meh. It’s a love story, that, takes a twisted turn. There is some bloodshed, talk about ghouls, bloodshed, ghouls, crazy, ghouls, incest, ghouls. Can you guess who the heroine is? I’ll, leave that right there.
So, if you haven’t seen the previews, then you don’t know. Don’t watch the preview, then you won’t be too disappointed. I was highly, well….I don’t know. My husband liked it, because he said that the constant reference to ghosts and how they are not real, but about the past. In the film, Edith Cushing states that ghosts are a metaphor.
Mia Wasikowska is different in this film. I imagine her in Alice in Wonderland. As Edith Cushing, she is bold and shy at the same time though easily seduced by Sir Thomas Sharpe and fighting her demons from the past (a warning).
After several life changing incidents, she is taken to Alderdale Hall, where many secrets are kept.
Jessica Chastain is AMAZING as a villain. I loved that the most. First you think, what a b***h, then you kind of feel sorry for her. I still like her as a redhead. This brunette business is just not for her. Wicked look (blue eyes, dark hair – witchy!!), but I love it!
It’s hard to see Tom Hiddleston play anyone other character that is not Loki. However, he is most interesting as the foreign visitor who is trying to make a name for himself. Seduce he shall, but poorly, I might add. It didn’t help that Thomas Sharpe had an overbearing sister.
Well, there is some jumpy scenes. Some scenes that will freak you out. Scenes that will make you cringe.
The fact that it was set in the early…oh late 1800s is what I like the most.
Not as scary as I thought it would be.