In response to an article at Aint-It-Cool-News in which Harry Knowles theorized Crimson Peak was an old script Del Toro penned with Matthew Robbins called Hell House, Del Toro said:
CP is not Hell House at all. Nothing could be further from that. CP is a spec script Matthew and I wrote right after Pan's Labyrinth. It stayed mostly under the radar but I have been pushing it quietly. Universal has been very supportive and wanted to do it. It's set at the turn of the century and it is a Gothic romance with ghosts. When I use the GR term I use it not in the Barbara Cartland model but rather in a Bronte fashion. Dark and stormy and wind-swept.
This is my first foray into horror since Sci-Fi/Horror Mimic. DBB [Devil's Backbone] was more of an essay on ghosts than a ghost story and, except as producer, I have not returned to scary stuff in a long time. Glad you guys are jazzed. So am I!!
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