We’ve been hearing for awhile now about Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming haunted house flick ‘Crimson Peak‘ and he’s finally released the first promotional image for the film! No, not the shot of him on set above. That isn’t something to get excited about. What we have for you is Jessica Chastain in costume and on set to boot! With such an all star cast, I’m pretty sure many of us have been wondering who would be the first to be featured in an image from the film.

Honestly, I was kind of expecting it to be Charlie Hunnam especially with ‘Sons of Anarchy’ coming to a close or perhaps Tom Hiddleston with how many fanboys and fangirls around the world love him after his amazing take on Loki for Marvel. Now that I’ve seen it, though, I have absolutely no complaints that the first shot is Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain.

Fun tidbit before I share the image with you. Chastain’s Gothic dress was designed by Kate Hawley who previously worked with del Toro as the costume designer on ‘Pacific Rim‘ and also worked on all three of Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ films as well as ‘Edge of Tomorrow‘. The image itself isn’t just the dress as the set also truly stands out. We can thank cinematographer Dan Laustsen and production designer Thomas E. Sanders for this.

Check out the image followed by the film’s synopsis below!

Legendary Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. 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. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.

I think this first shot is absolutely stunning and I’m dying for more from the film to finally be shared with us. I don’t get to see a lot of horror on the big screen anymore but I know for a fact that this will make my list when it is released next year.

What are your thoughts on the first shot from ‘Crimson Peak’? Are you excited for the film? Do you think the setting or the look of Chastain is the best part of it? Share your thoughts below!

‘Crimson Peak’ is set to haunt theaters on October 16th, 2015 and will star Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam

Source: Screen Rant