Film Review: “The Woman in Black”

James Watkins’s 2012 thriller/horror movie “The Woman in Black” stars Daniel Radcliffe and takes place in a gloomy little Victorian era English burg.  The story revolves around a mysterious figure–a woman shrouded in black–whose appearance always foreshadows the death of an innocent child.  The movie isn’t as scary as I would like it; it depends more upon shock and surprise than psychological thrill.  Daniel Radcliffe’s character seems to just stumble from one creepy surprise to another, as though he were going through a haunted house attraction at Halloween.  There’s little storyline or mystery to solve, and many of the frightening signs that Radcliffe witnesses are gratuitous.  The atmosphere, however, is positively beautiful, and the decaying old mansion in which most of the film takes place is gorgeous.  I recommend watching the film, if only for the mere beauty of it.  It’s not a bad film by any means.  Just don’t expect to come away from it severely disturbed.

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Published in: on December 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I watched this last month – I agree with your review.


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