Discussing Things That go Bump in the Night: A Conversation with Gordon Rutter for the release of CRIMSON PEAK
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.
In Crimson Peak, Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam) is a ophthalmologist interested in ghost photography which he shares with Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska).
The Fan Carpet's Katy Peakay interviews renowned ghost specialist Gordon Rutter, author of Ghosts Caught On Film 3 about ghostly goings on...
Now you are the author of Ghosts Caught On Camera 3 and a guy held in great respect for his knowledge of all things ghostly so you seem the perfect person to have a chat about the new chilling horror Crimson Peak with?
Well yes ghosts have always been a great interest of mine.
So you say it’s an interest did your curiosity stem from a particular event or experience that happened to you?
You know, I wish I could say there was a time when I was walking through such and such a place and this really amazing weird thing happened to me and I met a ghost or whatever but I can’t. I was just very interested in it and found some really good books and then discovered more books and more information and thought 'wow this really interests me, I’m hooked!'
Well that’s fair enough and I can completely understand that everyone has things that interest them more than others.
So since growing in knowledge and reputation and meeting and sharing information with other supernatural believers are you in a place now where you can totally stand there and 100% say you believe in ghost existence?
I have been to some of the most haunted places in the world and though I can’t say first hand I believe I have seen a physical ghost, I know a lot of people; regular people that I know socially; not from the television and not high profile and saying it for attention but just regular people that have seen ghosts.
I’m not that narrow minded that I dismiss there first-hand account I listen and think about other research I have down and really think about their stories as after all it’s a witness account something that stands up in a court of law if it was recounting anything. It’s the same with some of the mediums I’ve seen are usual people I'd happily go out and have a drink with.
CRIMSON PEAK IS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON 15TH FEBRUARY COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES (UK)