Guillermo del Toro”s gothic thriller “Crimson Peak” doesn”t hit theaters until this October. Of course, that means all the merchandising will be reaching retailer shelves in September. Which means the promotional blasts are going out right about…now.
You can see where this is headed.
Remember the eerie feeling the “Crimson Peak” trailer evoked? Like if “Casper” had been meant for an adult audience and not pre-teen girls who inexplicably found themselves crushing on the voice of Malachi Pearson and the body of Devon Sawa. In said trailer, several supernatural phenomena appear. Including one mysterious, black-clad ghost person creeping on Mia Wasikowska.
The trailers are very careful to hide this ghost”s face. We see her hands…
…and her feet…
…but never any kind of defining characteristics outside of obvious tattered mourning clothes.
WARNING: “CRIMSON PEAK” SPOILER BEYOND THIS POINT.
Well Funko – creators of the ubiquitous Pop!Vinyls that has infiltrated every corner of popular culture – say bollocks to that! Earlier today, they posted images of the upcoming toy line for “Crimson Peak.” The figures of Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) will be available. Along with this figure:
There you have it. The face of Mother Ghost who haunts the mansion in “Crimson Peak.” We don”t know if she is Sir Thomas” mother – or if she”s the mother of the unknown baby in the photograph from the trailer. Funko aren”t COMPLETE monsters.
But considering the photographs Edith finds are of an older woman in a wheelchair – which is later revealed to be haunted in the trailer – a young woman with Sir Thomas, and a baby? Odds are good this former family met a brutal end in the mansion. Are the ghosts villains or merely trying to keep Edith from sharing their fate?