Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that director Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak is a ghost story with blood and scares, but it's also a kind of gothic romance. The stylized violence includes plenty of stabbing, slicing, and bashing, with gallons of spilled blood, bleeding wounds, and gory death. The ghosts can be scary, but the jump-scares aren't constant. A man kisses and has sex with his wife (part of his naked bottom is shown); later he's shown in an illicit embrace with another woman (kissing, with her hand down his pants). Language is limited to a single use of "f--k," and theres mention of "drinking too much" and characters holding glasses at a party. It's far more stylish than it is deep, but it's entertaining.
A man has sex with his wife, and his buttocks are partly shown. Later, he's seen in an illicit sexual situation with another woman (kissing, her hand down the front of his pants). Sexual illustration in a book.
Gallons of blood spilled/shown; stabbing with blades, machetes, pens, etc. A gory murder shows a man's head repeatedly bashed against a porcelain sink. A hand grabs the blade of a knife. Bashing with a shovel. Bleeding cuts. Scary, screeching ghosts. A few jump-scares. Close-ups of ants eating a dead butterfly.
One use of "f--k."
Bravery is shown when a young woman stands up to ghosts and other monsters, but no strongly present positive messages.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Party scenes show minor background drinking. Reference to "drinking too much."