4. Crimson Peak (2015)
Original Release Date: October 16, 2015
Box Office: Sadly, Crimson Peak did not perform as well as one might expect considering it is a Guillermo del Toro film, and he’s an incredibly talented and popular filmmaker. That said, it still made back its budget and then some, so it wasn’t a total failure.
Critical Acclaim: It failed to reach critical acclaim, but it still did reasonably well with critics who were impressed, as always, with del Toro’s knack for creating compelling and eerily irresistible imagery with his imaginative concoctions. It was also nominated for several Saturn and Empire Awards.
About the Role: Hiddleston gets to play yet another mischevious role in this movie as Thomas Shape, a man with very dubious and twisted intentions. He recruits young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) to join him at his estate, affectionately dubbed Crimson Peak.
Simply the Best: Crimson Peak is an underappreciated gothic horror film. If you like stories such as The Haunting of Hill House, then you won’t want to miss out on this movie, which deals with some similar themes. Plus, it has an excellent cast in Wasikowska, Hiddleston, and Jessica Chastain in one of her most formidable performances yet.