New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 118

REVIEW Crimson Peak by Eric Hillis The gothic horror genre has struggled to survive in recent years as it’s assumed that modern audiences lack the patience to invest in the sort of drama that’s based on mood and atmosphere rather than jump scares and gore. The revitalised Hammer Films, once the natural home of gothic, have only returned to their roots twice, for an adaptation of The Woman in Black and its sequel, but neither film came close to recreating the studio’s glory days. 2015 - ISSUE 10 118