Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Horror film “Crimson Peak” – starring Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver – opens today in North America.
The movie has a Kingston connection from when scenes were filmed in the city’s downtown in April of 2014.
Sifting through the various trailers reveals that the International trailer does feature a “blink and you’ll miss it” clip showing a part of that Kingston shoot.
Can you find it below? (or view it on Youtube)
Keen eyed Kingstonians will see that our very own King Street at the 17 second mark, just a couple blocks south of Market Square, as it may have looked around the turn of the last century – the setting for Crimson Peak.
An embedded Google Street View (below) of the same section of street allows for a comparison between “then” and now:
A number of photos of the movie shoot were posted on social media, including one that shows the camera set up for this very scene.
— Jenn (@Jenn_OnAir) April 14, 2014
Crimson Peak star Mia Wasikowska and Director / Writer Guillermo del Toro were in Kingston to shoot scenes for the film, with downtown’s Market Square being most transformed to look very reminiscent of how it actually appeared around 1900:
Photo of Market Square circa 1900 source: Wolfe Island Historical Society