An on-screen haunted house is more human than stone-and-wood structure, coming to life with a wicked personality to torment its inhabitants. Coming out next fall, Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak will feature a grand, gothic home that could be straight out of a Hammer movie, and new images from the upcoming film showcase Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska within a mansion's cavernous, creepy confines.

A Legendary movie that will be released by Universal Pictures on October 16th, 2015, Crimson Peak sees co-writer/director del Toro returning to his horror roots, as evidenced in the foreboding photos below (first two courtesy of Empire Magazine via Collider):

“Legendary Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.”

Second synopsis from Empire Magazine via Collider:

“A young woman (Wasikowska) is swept off by her feet by a charismatic suitor (Hiddleston) and taken back to his ancestral home. There she finds more than she bargained for, including a jealous sister (Chastain) and more than a few skeletons in the closet.”

For more on Crimson Peak, watch Heather’s San Diego Comic-Con video interview with Guillermo del Toro:

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