Stephen King Has Seen 'Crimson Peak' Early and Absolutely Loved It

So far we've only seen a teaser trailer and some first look photos from Guillermo del Toro's anticipated gothic horror flick Crimson Peak. We don't have much to go on yet, but it looks pretty damn creepy, the kind of horror film that usually doesn't get made anymore. And now we have an idea of just how scary it might be. It seems del Toro had an early screening of his film and shared it with some of his friends in the horror business, specifically the master of suspense Stephen King, and he had some exciting praise for the film. Also in attendance and saying kinds words was King's son Joe Hill, also a respected horror writer.

Here's what Stephen King had to say about Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak from Twitter:

Was treated to a screening of Guillermo del Toro's new movie, CRIMSON PEAK, this weekend. Gorgeous and just fucking terrifying.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 16, 2015

CRIMSON PEAK electrified me in the same way Sam Rami's EVIL DEAD electrified me when I saw it for the first time way back in the day.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 16, 2015

And here's what Joe Hill had to say about the film as well:

Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. CRIMSON PEAK is the most beautiful of all.

— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) March 15, 2015

CRIMSON PEAK is Del Toro's blood-soaked AGE OF INNOCENCE, a gloriously sick waltz through Daphne Du Maurier territory.

— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) March 15, 2015

You can still watch the teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak right here.

Whether or not you still like King's writing, for the author to be spooked and electrified by a film like this is pretty high praise. And even if you're not sure it's actually scary, both King and Hill agree that it's also beautiful. So if by some chance it ends up not being scary for some people, at least it will be a visual feast. We've got a while before we find out ourselves since the film doesn't come out until the fall, but when we get another trailer, we'll get another taste of what King and his son are talking about.

Crimson Peak is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Devil's Backbone) from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Mimic) and Lucina Coxon (Wild Target). In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston star in the film which Universal Pictures & Legendary will release this fall on October 16th.