The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black
James Watkins
Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver
Marco Beltrami
Feb 03, 2012

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Ciaran Hinds

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Janet McTeer


About Movie

About Moive:-  The Woman in Black is an upcoming 2012 supernatural thriller film about a young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) who travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorner woman is terrorizing the locals. Young lawyer Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) leaves his son in London to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. He discovers that a series of inexplicable accidents and suicides have forced the parents of her village to barricade their children indoors, as if protecting them from an unseen foe. When Arthur stays the night all alone at the Drablows' foreboding house, he hears the screams of a drowning child and sees decaying children listlessly wandering the marshes. He will soon discover these haunting figures share the same date of death, and the same killer.

The ghost of a scorned woman, who was unable to save her beloved son Nathaniel from drowning, The Woman In Black, takes on a horrifying form. Set on vengeance, her veil hides gaping sockets eaten away by scavengers and her curse hides an even darker secret - whenever she is seen, a child dies.

In the face of hostility from the local residents, Arthur dredges up Nathaniel’s skeleton and buries it with his mother, hoping the evil spectre will finally rest in peace. In a cruel twist of fate, the Woman In Black turns her claws towards Arthur’s young son. To avoid a fate worse than death, Arthur must now sacrifice everything he holds dear and save his child

Additional Notes: Based on Susan Hill's 1983 novel.




Movie Review:- A young barrister (Radcliffe), who had lost his wife during childbirth, is asked to go to a remote village to finish the paperwork for the sale of a house. He seems to be unwelcome in the village. And before he realizes there's a creepy thing living in the house he is trying to sell, children start dying and he is blamed for this.

Direction, Dialogues and Music:- A good horror film needs good scares, and The Woman in Black comes through on that. Director James Watkins does a fantastic job establishing atmosphere, using shadows and low light to create a sense of disorientation and panic. The house in which Arthur is working is filled with terrifying toys and porcelain dolls that aren’t scary by themselves, but do a brilliant job adding a creepy ambiance to every scene. 

Overall:- A good old-fashioned horror movie.