Published May 13, 2015Before we get Pacific Rim 2 or Hellboy 3, Guillermo Del Toro's next film will be a return to horror with Crimson Peak.
The period piece is a haunted house film starring Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
Speaking with IGN, Del Toro explained his process with a lengthy statement:
I always show you the monsters. I always want things to be up front. I want to show you the faun, the kaiju, and the ghost in the Devil's Backbone. Because the scariest things in my stories, in my opinion, are the humans. I go very counter to the culture of ghost stories. I just want the ghosts to be, and then make it a creepy movie, rather than one based on scares. Make it an atmospheric movie, which is creepy, yes, but the more you attend to the story the more you're hopefully invested in the human characters – good or evil – and the more the ghosts become a palpable threat. I think I did it in Devil's Backbone, which is still one of my favourite movies I've done, and I hope we've pulled off something similar here. It's a very different movie, but it's similar in certain ways.
Watch the trailer for Crimson Peak below. The film will arrive this October.