Legendary Pictures has released four new posters featuring the main characters of Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming haunted house film Crimson Peak.
It's hard to get creeped out by such good-looking people, but the design department still manages to brings the chills as well as the drools in the foreboding images. The portraits are surrounded by an intricate Gothic frame, and each character is given his or her own unique eerie background color.
First up is leading lady Mia Wasikowska as Edith Sharpe. Holding a candelabra as she searches for clues in the mysterious corridors of Allerdale Hall, the blue background (complete with ghostly image) is already partially consuming our spirited heroine, whose curiosity may lead to her doom.
In sharp contrast to frightened and exasperated Edith is Jessica Chastain as Lucille, looking confident and slightly demonic with a fiery burnt orange background. Lucille is also carrying a candelabra, but it seems its purpose is more of a warning to others to stay away rather than a guiding light for herself. After all, the mistress of Allerdale Hall is already well aware of the sinister secrets of her family's ancient home.
Our good guy (as far as we know now), Alan McMichael, played by Charlie Hunnam, is up next. Dappled with regal purple, the doctor looks noble and heroic, with the bars of a window behind him even serving as a crown of white light over his head. Will Alan's love for his childhood friend be enough to protect Edith from Crimson Peak, and her own dangerous desires?
And last, but oh so definitely not least, is the one and only Tom Hiddleston as the tall, dark, and mysterious Thomas Sharpe, the genius inventor who captures Edith's heart, possibly at the expense of her soul. It can't be a coincidence that the artist at work here gave Tom's character green as his signature color. Bathed in green light that gives his all-black outfit touches of emerald, Thomas is definitely looking very Loki-like. Even if you put that obvious "homage" aside, however, the image definitely still works to convey the character's ominous yet inescapably seductive personality.
So what do you think of the film's new character posters? I know I'm even more excited to discover the machinations inside the minds of these intriguing characters. All will be revealed when Crimson Peak hits theaters this October!