Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak more like his Spanish films

Del Toro says Crimson Peak is “shockingly different” with “a lot of kinky moments”

GuillermoGuillermo del Toro has shed a bit more light on his period horror film Crimson Peak, starring Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mia Wasikowska, which he will start immediately after finishing work on Pacific Rim.

Speaking to Shock Till You Drop, del Toro revealed that it will be more like his Spanish horror films than his English language movies.

“Crimson Peak is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven. It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for Blade or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies.”

“The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place. Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England. The house is looking great.  We started scouting two months ago and are deep into the design and it looks fabulous.  Obviously, I’m going to buy a lot of the props.”

He also revealed that the film will be more violent and sexual than you might expect from del Toro, and “has moments that are very visceral, physical violence. You’re in this sort of sedate romance and then there is this brutal moment where you’re like, “Whoa!” And it has a lot of kinky moments. The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg fuck in The Devil’s Backbone. This has a little more kinkiness than that.”

Crimson Peak is set for release in 2015. Pacific Rim is released 12 July. You can buy the Guillermo del Toro Collection on Blu-ray for £20.88 at