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There are some potentially awesome horror movies that we can look forward to this year, however there is one that is destined to outshine them all: Crimson Peak. Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is about "an aspiring author (who) 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."

Now if that wasn't enough for you, here are 5 reasons why Crimson Peak will be the best horror movie of the year.

1. It's not just a pure horror movie. As dark and terrifying as this movie looks it also has fantasy, mystery, romance and drama. So, if pure horror movies aren't really your thing its safe to say that you can put Crimson Peak on your list and you will be glad that you did.

2. The cast is phenomenal. The movie stars Jessica Chastain (The Martian, Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, Children of Men), Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) and Mia Wasikowska (Amelia, Alice in Wonderland). Who doesn't want to see those four fight over each other in a haunted house?

3. We are in store for a visual treat. Sorry, not to sound like a major fanboy but if there is another thing Guillermo del Toro has proven it is that he can make a VERY pretty picture. Just one example to prove my point (out of, well, all of his gorgeous movies) is that Pan's Labyrinth won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Art Direction AND Best Achievement in Makeup. I wouldn't be surprised if we see this get an Oscar nod in one of these categories. Guillermo del Toro has said that this is the best set he has ever worked on, with everything being made specifically for this movie.

4. The script is going to be fantastic and frightening. Jessica Chastain has said that co-star Tom Hiddleston "had found the script incredibly frightening when he first read it." Its also worth a mention that Guillermo del Toro worked tirelessly on the script writing 12 versions of Crimson Peak before they started filming. That's a lot of writing!

5. The movie will be original. In a time where our theaters are flooded with remakes and sequels, its sadly a rarity that we get something original. On the surface it may look like just another haunted house movie, but I assure you it won't be. Crimson Peak will absolutely have secrets hidden behind all those closed doors.

Crimson Peak comes out October 16th. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!


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