MIA Wasikowska has always looked as if she was born to be in a movie where she fearfully scampers up and down dimly lit corridors in an old-fashioned nightgown. Yet in spite of her perfect casting in this so-so haunted-house thriller, her delicate features and darting eyes are no match for the unbridled malice and dominant screen charisma of co-star Jessica Chastain. Story takes a back seat to atmospherics, as is often the case with director Guillermo del Toro. Wasikowska plays an aspiring novelist in the early 1900s who gets on the wrong side of a disturbed noblewoman (Chastain) after marrying her equally not-quite-right brother (Tom Hiddleston). Though bewitchingly designed and filmed, it’s hard to overlook the fact it barely rustles up a full-blooded scare.