Monday, June 18, 2012

The Woman In Black

Daniel Radcliff in The Woman in Black
*** out of ****

Following the tradition of Hammer films of yesteryear, The Woman in Black is a B-level movie in concept and setting but with all the modern techniques available to make the atmosphere more foreboding and the shocking moments more terrifying. It's a great movie for late night home viewing on the couch so you can expect the popcorn to fly all over the place when you jump.

It was a little difficult accepting Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role as a lawyer, widower, and father -even though it was common for someone so young to be all three in the Victorian Age. It's going to be hard for him to escape his reputation as the boy who lived.

In the supporting cast is Janet McTeer and CiarĂ¡n Hinds. This is a very well-produced period horror movie wrapped around a very simple ghost story. It's not very complex but it entertains.


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