“Crimson Peak”: Beautiful But Not Scary

Looking at “Crimson Peak,” out this Friday, THR says: ‘The gifted fantasy/sci-fi/horror specialist Guillermo del Toro has made a film that’s very bloody, and bloody stylish at that, one that’s certainly unequaled in its field for the beauty of its…effects. But it’s also conventionally plotted and not surprising or scary at all, as it resurrects hoary horror tropes from decades ago to utilize them in conventional, rather than fresh or subversive ways.”

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