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Crimson Peak Review - Marvel's Musings

Early on in Guillermo Del Toro’s lastest Gothic horror, Mia Wasikowska’s Edith Cushing corrects an editor she is desperately trying to impress with her first foray into novel writing, by stating that her novel, “isn’t a ghost story, but merely a story with a ghost.” She then states that, “the ghost is a metaphor for the past.” This is a very knowing wink to the audience, that this isn’t your typical horror out to frighten and scare you, as it has been marketed. Instead del Toro’s latest is more a Gothic romance, owing as much to Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre than it does Hammer Horror, and it’s all the more better for it.

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