Yesterday, we had a lady in white, and today we have....
The Woman In Black
Just as Nosferatu was our oldest horror film to be reviewed this month, The Woman In Black is our most recent. Released earlier this year, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe in a more adult role than previously seen in his Harry Potter career. He plays a young lawyer whose wife died in childbirth, so he has been raising their son (mostly) on his own. With money tight, and his job on the line, the young attorney takes an assignment in a remote village, much to his dismay.
The small, closed community Radcliffe's character finds himself in is apparently haunted by a woman dressed in all black. When she is seen, a child dies. She is seen quite a lot during the course of the film. The locals get edgy with the attorney, making him feel most unwelcome. And when he is doing his work, sorting through the papers of a deceased elderly woman, he discovers the secret of the woman in black. It doesn't stop there.
The Woman In Black is a tight, creepy, well-acted and well-directed horror film. It features lots of scares, and I found it just as good upon second viewing at home, as I did originally at the theater. Daniel Radcliffe deserves kudos for the carrying the film so well, and it ends perfectly. Check it out!