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CRIMSON PEAK: Gothic Gallery Tour with del Toro at SDCC

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:35 am by Justin Cavender

Crimson Peak: Gothic Gallery

Earlier today Guillermo del Toro gave us a special tour of the Crimson Peak: Gothic Gallery at San Diego Comic-Con, courtesy of Legendary Pictures. This gorgeous display was designed to give viewers a glimpse into the world of Crimson Peak, a gothic-romance, where beauty and gore collide in a creepy old mansion.

The Gothic Gallery featured highly detailed props, costumes, and even resembled part of the set used in the film. The tour began on one side of a hallway, and as we looked down the corridor, a haunting human presence filled the air. It could have just been the dude sweat from the thousands in attendance on the other side of the curtain, but either way, I felt a little creeped out.

One of the props that stood out the most was the family crest (pictured below). “The shield of the family outside is their code of arms, but when it’s looked at the right way it’s a skull,” del Toro said. “Everything is designed to have one thing going for it and then there’s a second layer visually to it.”

Crimson Peak: Gothic Gallery Skull

It’s worth mentioning there was creepy music and strange sounds playing in the background during the entire tour. This was quite fitting as del Toro explained “you’re going to see a film that is very beautiful and very brutal at the same time—it has really brutal scenes.”

We can’t wait to see a trailer for this beast. After taking a few short steps onto this set replica I knew this film was going fit right into our wheelhouse. The tour concluded with del Toro saying “the mansion was designed to have a personality and almost feel like a living being. The house breathes now and then. It creeks, and groans, and bleeds.” Holy smokes! After what we saw tonight I would believe just about anything. Exciting stuff! Sadly, we have to wait until next year to wrap our brains around it.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska. Look for this beautiful, yet brutal gothic-romance when it hits theaters and IMAX in October 2015.

Images provided by Legendary

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