14 Chilling Movies Like Crimson Peak

Movies Like Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak is a film steeped in the universe of Guillermo del Toro; a mixture of and homage to cinema from other eras, as well as a story with a deep gothic vein in a beautifully detailed wrapper.

The film is set in the year 1900 in Buffalo, New York, later taking us to Cumberland, England. While the American city shows a thriving, avant-garde society, in the Old World city we will find a hostile, crumbling environment... yes, ghostly in its entire splendor. It is here that we can see one of the most outstanding elements of the film: Allerdale Hall. The mansion that holds the deepest secrets of the story, where everything begins and ends.

This mansion is another character, without a doubt; it is a setting halfway to ruin and in decay, as well as a very beautiful and brutal metaphor for the story. When Edith marries Sir Thomas Sharpe ignoring her father’s advice, everything changes when they move into the mansion that holds many dark secrets.

Movies like Crimson Peak are deep dark dramas with horror aspects where we learn a lot about the characters, their fears, wishes and frustrations in a chilling memorable setting. Check out our list here:

Best Movies Similar to Crimson Peak:

1. Mama (2013)

A car radio speaks of the disasters created by crises, which have led to waves of suicides and murders throughout history, such as one that occurred that morning at Capt. Villiers Holdings. The company's majority partner, Laura Maller, was killed, leaving her partner Albert Bernad in critical condition, while the other partner, Jeffrey Desange, is unaccounted for.

He goes home to pick up his daughters Victoria, aged 3, and Lilly, aged 1, after which they speed off down a snowy, icy road, ignoring the warnings of the frightened Victoria, skidding off the road.

Meanwhile Lucas, Jeff's twin brother, arrives at Jeff's house trying to find out what happened, only to find it sealed off by the police who refuse to let him in.

Despite the accident Jeff and the girls manage to escape unharmed. The man takes the girls to an abandoned cabin while the radio accuses him of murdering his wife and kidnapping his daughters. A thrilling story which you’ll watch on the edge of your seat if you’re fans of movies like Crimson Peak.

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2. The Others (2001)

The Others is a thriller and horror film, which from the first scenes leaves you wondering what might happen later in the film. Grace is a mother who lives with her two children who have an illness, who cannot see the light. But three people arrive to help the mother and take care of the children and the garden:

Mrs. Bertha Mills, Mr. Edmund Tuttle and Lydia. They are given the house rules; they cannot open one door if the other door has not been closed. Whenever a child goes into a room they have to close the curtains. But as time goes by, Anne starts to see a boy who is Victor. She tells her mother and she doesn't believe her, telling her to keep things away from her brother.

But Anne draws four people: a man, a woman, a boy who is Victor and an old woman. She had given each one a number and that was the number of times she had seen him. Weird things keep happening, and the mother will soon have to deal with a most terrible truth. The movie isn’t what it seems, and the dark tones make it a thrilling watch.

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3. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Johnny Depp, Burton's trusted actor, is cast as Ichabod, a New York cop tasked with investigating mysterious beheadings in the small town of "Sleepy Hollow".

Ichabod has been given this mission because the NYPD is fed up with the outlandish scientific methods, including inventions of his own creation that he uses to investigate the cases. The inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow insist that the deaths are due to a strange ghost, a headless horseman with an axe who attacks daredevils who dare to prowl the woods at night, but Ichabod is convinced that he can find a logical explanation for what is happening.

As movies similar to Crimson Peak go, you can’t go wrong with this Tim Burton classic filled with good suspense and some really good acting.

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4. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

The story goes back to the time of the Spanish people's opposition to the dictator Franco.  In one of the opening scenes it is mentioned that there is a magical kingdom located below the surface of the ground and that it is under the guidance of some kings, and that they have a princess daughter.

On one occasion this princess went up to the surface, because of her enormous and continuous doubts to know the human world. But she lost her memory in the sun's rays.  Her body was exposed to the weather, diseases and other causes that led to her death.

His father was always confident that he would return and he knew that even if his body disappeared, this would not happen to his soul.  Although this soul would not keep the memories of his kingdom. We will have to decide what is real and what isn’t in this masterpiece by the same director of Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro.

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5. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)

Stella and her friends find an old book in the ruined house in their town. A book that belonged to Sarah, a girl who was locked up and mistreated by her own family and ended up dying in strange circumstances almost a century ago.

They soon discover that the book hides more secrets than it seems at first glance and by magic, every night, a new story emerges from its pages. In addition, each new story features one of the gang of friends, who begin to experience in their own flesh what the book writes to them.

And unfortunately for them, they are all horror stories. Another strong movie by Guillermo del Toro which should be right up your alley if you love movies like Crimson Peak.

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More film recommendations if you enjoyed Crimson Peak':

6. The Shape Of Water (2017)
7. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
8. A Cure For Wellness (2016)
9. The Woman In Black (2012)
10. The Haunting (1999)
11. The Sixth Sense (1999)
12. What Lies Beneath (2000)
13. The Awakening (2011)
14. Dorian Gray (2009)
 

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