An R-rated Gothic horror film from the modern master of Gothic horror? Yes, please. We have to wait just a little while longer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, but Oct 16th makes good sense Halloween-wise and, coincidentally, lands the 3rd of the 3 Amigos in a hot spot Oscar-wise.
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.
“Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be.” (wiki)
No? Well, Sir Thomas Sharpe appears to me to be suspiciously supernatural and dodgy af, so I’ll be shocked and disappointed if he’s not.