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Crimson Peak

The atmospheric Gothic Horror story Crimson Peak is out on DVD soon. Directed by Guillermo del Toro,(Pan’s Labyrinth) it set around the turn of the 20th Century. The protagonist Young Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) the daughter of Carter Cushing, a wealthy businessman, is visited by her mother’s ghost who warns Edith: “Beware of Crimson Peak.” Edith grows up to become a successful Ghost Story writer and meets the Aristocratic Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddlestone) and his alluring sister Lady Lucille, who are seeking investors, including Edith’s father, for his clay mining invention. However Mr Cushing rejects Sir Thomas’ proposal. Shortly after this, Edith once again is visited by her mother’s spirit bearing the same warning.

Soon after this Edith and Sir Thomas become romantically attached despite the disapproval of Mr. Cushing and Edith’s childhood friend, Dr. Alan McMichael. After hearing disturbing rumors Mr. Cushing hires a private detective to investigate Sir Thomas and his sister. Mr. Cushing then bribes the Sharpes into leaving Buffalo, NY. And Sir Thomas cruelly ends his relationship with Edith. However Soon after this, Mr. Cushing is found murdered, though his death is ruled accidental.

Edith and Sir Thomas then marry and return to England, arriving at Allerdale Hall, the Sharpes’ remote and rather dilapidated gothic mansion in the English Hills, where Despite Edith’s best efforts, Lucille acts cold and distant toward her. Then Whilst at Allerdale Hall Edith starts seeing gruesome ghosts, including her own mother, who again warns: “Beware of Crimson Peak”. Upon exploring the mansion Edith discovers that Sir Thomas had previously married three wealthy women, all of whom died in mysterious circumstances. and that Sir Thomas and his sister Lucille may have some gruesome secrets and begins to suspect that she might be in great danger…

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