I had the good fortune of seeing Guillermo Del Toro’s excellent Crimson Peak last week. It’s very good movie with some great chemistry between Loki, Alice, Jax, and the grown-up Murph; stunning set design, and a taut plot that keeps you moving (if not guessing). If I have one complaint, it was that the special effects team tried a little too hard on the ghosts. They were creative and scary, but so stylistic I kind of wish they would have kept them off-screen and stuck to shadows and jump cuts. Still, I think it has the potential to be considered a classic someday, something people still want to see 20 or 50 years later. And I almost missed it, because today’s express-lane movie release schedule had it relegated to one screen a mere three weeks after it opened.
My ‘movies I’ll watch someday’ queue approached infinity a long time ago, so if I didn’t catch Crimson Peak in the theater, God knows when I would have finally watched it. And that got me thinking of all the horror movie classics I’ve missed over the years. You can commence mocking my horror creds after the break.