Insight Editions Releasing Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness in October

On October 16th critically acclaimed and award-winning director Guillermo del Toro returns to his Gothic roots in the upcoming thriller Crimson Peak.  But a few days before, on October 13th, Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness arrives from Insight Editions to immerse readers into the world del Toro created for the film.

The book features extensive interviews with the director, artists, and key actors. It’s written by Mark Salisbury with a foreword by Guillermo del Toro.

As a widely regarded prominent voice in the Gothic film world, del Toro has received praise for his previous films Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, and The Devil’s Backbone; and the upcoming Crimson Peak takes a unique approach toward Gothic romance.

Read on for the synopsis, cover art, and a sneak peek of Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness.  All photos provided by Insight Editions. © Legendary Pictures 2015. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:
In Crimson Peak acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the genre he helped define with a powerful blend of psychological thriller, Gothic horror, and seductive romance. This deluxe book explores the creation of del Toro’s sinister masterpiece and the dark themes and motifs woven into every frame of this extraordinary film.

Featuring extensive interviews with the director, Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness chronicles the creative odyssey that brought the film to screen, showing how del Toro’s unique perspective, attention to detail, and storytelling prowess were key in crafting a film of incredible visual richness and thematic power.

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The book also features extensive interviews with the team of artists who helped realize the world of Crimson Peak, from the film’s sumptuous period costumes to the dilapidated majesty of Allerdale Hall and the eerie crimson ghosts that haunt the halls of “Crimson Peak.” Also featuring insights from the film’s stars, including Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam, Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness explores the themes at the heart of this breathtaking supernatural mystery in unparalleled detail.

Filled with striking concept art and stunning photography, the book also features a range of amazing special items, including an authentic period letter, daguerreotype photographs, biographies that reveal the secret history of Crimson Peak’s characters, a booklet that showcases the film’s amazing costume designs, and more.

A thrilling journey into the macabre heart of Guillermo del Toro’s spine-chilling new tale, Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness is the perfect companion to this modern masterwork of Gothic romance.

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