Universal and Legendary Pictures have released a new Crimson Peak trailer. Guillermo Del Toro‘s gothic horror romance takes place in a massive mansion that “breathes, bleeds … and remembers.” The story centers on an aspiring author who is torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious suitor.
The film’s first trailer did an excellent job teasing the tone and the unusual connection between the main players, but this new promo feels a bit too torn between showing what the house is capable of, what Mia Wasikowska‘s character is experiencing, and trying to convey what Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain‘s characters have brewing, too. The performances and the visuals look spot-on, but I still wouldn’t mind getting a clearer hook to intensify the need to know a bit more. Universal just released an international trailer for the film as well and I find that that one does a better job delivering story details and establishing a powerful build.
Watch the new domestic and international Crimson Peak trailers below and click here to see the motion poster. The film opens in regular theaters and IMAX on October 16th, and also stars Charlie Hunnam and Jim Beaver.
Here’s the official synopsis for Crimson Peak:
Legendary Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.