Watch: Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain in Trailer for ‘Crimson Peak’

 Jessica Chastain getting her Gothic on in "Crimson Peak". (Photo: Legendary Pictures)
Jessica Chastain getting her Gothic on in "Crimson Peak". (Photo: Legendary Pictures)
The first trailer has arrived for director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Gothic horror film Crimson Peak, and if what you most want in life is a bunch of shots of Tom Hiddleston being creepy in a super posh period costume, well, it’s your lucky day.

Hiddleston stars opposite Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam in this supernatural period drama that features ghosts, family secrets, dark passions, and general craziness.   

Or basically, this is what happens when you take your standard haunted house movie, but have it be dreamed up by the guy who created Pan’s Labyrinth. So it’s probably going to be extra terrifying, but at least will look incredibly beautiful while it scares the crap out of you.

Watch the trailer for yourselves below: 

Fun fact? Hiddleston took over the part that was originally supposed to be played by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch. So, everyone just take a second to be a little bit sad about that, no matter how great it looks like Hiddleston’s going to be in this movie. (For the record, I’m so looking forward to this, and Hiddleston in it, I just need, like, a moment to mourn. I’m sorry.)

Also, that sort of weird, haunting cover of Red Right Hand? that plays throughout the trailer? I would buy that on iTunes right now, so bonus points to anyone that can name the artist because it is awesome.

Crimson Peak is slated to hit theaters this October, just in time for Halloween.

Anybody else really excited for this? (I’m a total horror movie junkie, so the thought of del Torro making a movie like this? Welcome to my Christmas.)


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB