Director Guillermo del Toro ("Pacific Rim") must've given horror authors Stephen King and his King's son Joe Hill a screening of his new gothic horror film Crimson Peak. Why do say that? Because both of them raved about the film via their twitter accounts.
“Was treated to a screening of Guillermo del Toro's new movie, Crimson Peak, this weekend. Gorgeous and just fucking terrifying,” tweeted Stephen King, the author behind Misery, Carrie and Christine. “Crimson Peak electrified me in the same way Sam Raimi's Evil Dead electrified me when I saw it for the first time way back in the day.”
That's some heavy praise King is dishing out on del Toro's new film, which stars Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain. King's son Joe Hill is also an accomplished author and he was on hand to view the film as well. “Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. Crimson Peak is the most beautiful of all.," Hill tweeted. "Crimson Peak is Del Toro's blood-soaked Age Of Innocence, a gloriously sick waltz through Daphne Du Maurier territory.” Du Maurier penned the short story in which Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was based on.
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.
Crimson Peak will haunt theaters on October 16th, 2015.