Monday, October 09, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

Crimson Peak (2015)

Ogilvie: A ghost story. Your father 
didn't tell me it was a ghost story. 
Edith: Oh it's... it's not. It's more a story with 
a ghost in it. The ghost is just a metaphor. 
Ogilvie: A metaphor? 
Edith: For the past.

I love how Guillermo Del Toro just lays that out there in Crimson Peak -- a smack upside the head to reorient our expectations going into the movie, and yet so many people were like, "It's not scary enough!!! The ghosts are funny looking!!!" after watching it. This movie remains so underrated! Blergh, people. Anyway no blergh to Guillermo, who's celebrating his 59th birthday today! A very happy blergh-less day to him!


Natty Soltesz said...

SO underrated. Definitely my favorite of his.

bdog said...

It's on Netflix. I gotta finally watch it.

bdog said...

Well. That was fantastic. I went back and read your review, and I agree completely. I loved it. And now I have to binge Sons of Anarchy, b/c Charlie Hunnam is perfection.