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22 October 2015 @ 05:42 pm
Crimson Peak  
first of all, the trailers make it look like Insidious or something, which it isn't at all. That's the most deceptive marketing plan I've seen in a long time, no wonder word of mouth is bad when people go in there expecting the totally wrong thing.

SO. Go in expecting Gothic. Romance. with some ghosts and jump scares, but seriously that is not the point. The point is the beautiful house and the fucked up characters who inhabit it, and the plucky heroine who finds love amid a lot of really creepy but beautiful things. The house set really is amazing and I want all the fic about these people, because there is just SO MUCH there that's touched on but needs, like, a whole series of novels about it. *sigh*

And as token of that, seeing it has made me change my mind about my nano project, and now I think I will go back to the ghost story I thought about and do that one, because now I'm all about that, and at least it's inspiring, right? The other idea will save for later.

ALso, I am SO TEMPTED to write a thing wherein Eve meets a young Thomas after Adam has died, and she saves him. Because why not combine all my gohic trash fandoms in one story? (I am so predictable, I know)
hearts_blood on October 23rd, 2015 01:22 am (UTC)
I am SO TEMPTED to write a thing wherein Eve meets a young Thomas after Adam has died, and she saves him.

lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 23rd, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)

hearts_blood on October 23rd, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
lizardbeth: Adam Hiddles OLLAlizardbeth_j on October 23rd, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)
but will I be as hyped up to write movie-fic after November? If I was a faster writer, I'd do it today, right now. :)
entertaining in a disturbing way: Cassandra is full of gleelyssie on October 24th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)

What is word of mouth saying? I mean, I went in pretty cold as my roommates got me to go by saying the words "Mia Wasikowski" "Gothic" and "Guillermo del Toro" (I am so easy,and she's so pretty, and del Toro is always fun)
lizardbeth: Adam Hiddles OLLAlizardbeth_j on October 24th, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)
I mean 'general word of mouth" which is that it's a horrible, boring horror film. It tried to get the kid horror fans in SO BADLY, but they hate it. And the trailers are generally off-putting I think to people who maybe would have liked it more if it didn't look like it was Paranormal Activity in the Past.

in all fairness they probably couldn't sell it as an art film, because that wouldn't get the audience either, and the film's tremendously expensive, so maybe they didn't have a lot of choice. but it's just annoying that the last two trailers were all "this is SUPER SCARY GHOSTS ATTACKING ALL THE TIME"

When honestly it's like Flowers in the Attic/Wuthering Heights with Ghosts, and that's really how they should've sold it.