Director: James Watkins
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds
Arthur Kipps, 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.
This was a good movie, but it was just the wrong time and audience for it. This is a slow movie that would fit more in the 1950's more than modern day. There is a lot of silence and dark shadows all though the movie. It is filled with suspense, not horror. There are not any really scary parts to the movie at all, but it is still a creepy movie.
At first, it was difficult to see Daniel Radcliffe playing a father, but he is of age. We are just used to seeing him as a young wizard by this time. He was great in the role. This was the first movie where he proved that he had become an adult actor. The cast for this movie was pretty small. It really seemed that the house was the real main character of the whole movie. The size of the house with all of the dark creepy shadows that were discovered inside of it made the story more intense.
I thought this was a great movie. It just should have been shown decades ago. It is more of a period piece than a Civil War movie. It is a movie that is worth watching several times. When you really start to pay attention to the house more, you will see how great it really is. Enjoy.
The Woman in Black (2012) Trailer