Crimson Peak – My Review

Posted: November 7, 2015 in -

J. Giambrone

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This is a difficult one, as readers may have different expectations than me. I was not dissuaded by several negative reviews, and I expected more of a melodrama than a ghost story, but it does have sufficient ghostliness to sustain it.

But then there’s what Eddie Murphy had to say about it, thirty years ago…

Yes, why do white people stay in the house? I don’t know.

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The film felt like an anachronism, something they don’t make anymore. It was also a bit too slick and overlit. They don’t let the shadows go black anymore, anywhere, ever. For some reason we’re supposed to have this trailing off toward darkness without the actual darkness. This irks me. It’s only the big budget Hollywood horror films that are obsessed with artfully lighting every corner of every dungeon. Cheap indie hacks have more sense sometimes.

I remember DESPISING Coppola’s butchery of the Dracula novel…

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