When Guillermo del Toro announced he would follow up Pacific Rim by making a gothic horror story, I was ecstatic. While I love his big budget Hollywood movies, I also love his smaller films, where he can explore interesting characters against the backdrop of something unusual. In next year’s Crimson Peak, produced by Legendary and Universal and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, del Toro uses his unique sensibilities to tell a gothic romance that features odd characters, ghosts, and a house that I’d never want to live in.
Last year when del Toro was filming Crimson Peak in Toronto, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. With Comic-Con next week and del Toro beginning to promote the film in San Diego, Legendary and Universal are lifting part of my set visit embargo by letting us post our massive on-set interview with del Toro. Since many of you might not have the time to read over ten thousand words, I’ve taken a few of the highlights and created a list of over 35 things to know about the film. Hit the jump to check it out.