Stephen King and Joe Hill Love Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

Monday, 16 March 2015 21:19 Written by  iamrogue
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Stephen King and Joe Hill Love Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

You thought you were already as psyched as you could be for Crimson Peak, the next movie from modern master Guillermo del Toro.

You've been counting down the days until del Toro's first grown-up movie in the English language hit theaters in October, putting big Sharpie® X's on your calender in anticipation of the haunted house thriller, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.

Your wait is about to feel a whole lot longer, because two of the biggest names in genre fiction are singing the praises of Crimson PeakStephen King – the author who has sold 400 million copies and made himself synonymous with creepy, soulful storytelling  – and Joe Hill – an up and comer who somehow gets better with every book  – have seen Crimson Peak, and they both love it.

King doesn't really need an introduction.  He's a national treasure, a damn fine writer whose prolific pace is matched only by his understanding of humanity.  His books have been adapted to film plenty, and the standouts include The Shawshank Redemption, The Dead Zone, Pet Sematary, Misery, and The Mist.  Currently, there are big-budget, multi-movie adaptations of The Stand and It in the works.  Hill, not coincidentally, is King's son, and he popped his adaption cherry last year with Horns, which didn't quite capture the magic of the bestselling source material.  His other novels, Heart-Shaped Box and NOS4A2, are great, the kind of books that are bound to make rip-roaring movies.

Both writers were treated to a screening of del Toro's next, and both immediately took to Twitter to make us all feel bad about not being genre masters.  We'll let them speak for themselves:

This Victorian nightmare follows Edith (Wasikoska), an aspiring young writer who, following a family tragedy, is swept off her feet by Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston), a charismatic suitor who whisks her off to his ancestral home, Allerdale Hall.  Once there, Edith has unnerving encounters with Lady Lucille Sharpe (Chastain), the sister to whom Sit Thomas may be a little too close.  As she discovers skeleton's in her new man's closet, Edith also slowly realizes that the home itself is a living, breathing, bleeding thing, a haunted place with memories that go deep and horrifying.

Crimson Peak hits theaters on October 16th of this year.

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