"The Woman In Black" (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: James Watkins
Written By: Jane Goldman
Released: February 3rd, 2012
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: CBS Films
Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer, is recently widowed and grieving the loss of his wife when he is sent to a remote village to put a deceased eccentric's affairs in order. Soon after his arrival, it becomes clear that the villagers are hiding a terrible secret. Kipps discovers that his late client's house is haunted by the spirit of a woman who is trying to find someone and something she lost, and that no one -- not even the children -- is safe from her terrible wrath.
I didn’t not like this film. I don’t think it would be among the better horror films out there. But it’s not all bad. The story is fairly engaging for what it is. Not very frightening because most of it has all been done before in so many other ways before it. But perhaps for a first-time horror movie goer it might be up their street.
I think this was the first film I saw Daniel Radcliffe in outside of Harry Potter so that was interesting to see how he got on. He’ll always be Harry Potter but he does a good job here too.
There are some creepy moments. As I say, many don’t quite make the cut to shake you as much as they could have but…creepy none the less. Perhaps its old-fashioned setting contributes to this. It gives it something different; the production design is admirable.
This moody, fairly mediocre affair, is not to be discouraged I think. It’s not going to scare you but it’s an enjoyable watch at least the once.