The Woman in Black (2012)

Directed by James Watkins.  Written by Jane Goldman, based on the novel of the same name by Susan Hill.  Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer and Liz White.

Plot: a young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers a vengeful ghost.


Arthur’s wife dies during childbirth, but the son is saved.  Four years later, Arthur has to leave his son and travel to a remote village in order to save his job as a lawyer.  He needs to investigate the paperwork of a woman who just recently died, but the locals aren’t being so nice to him.  Well, except for Sam (Hinds) and his wife, Elizabeth (McTeer).

As Arthur goes through the paperwork though, he finds that Alice, the woman who died, adopted her sister Jennet’s (White) son and Jennet was none too pleased about it.  And of course, Arthur’s been seeing Jennet, he just doesn’t know it’s Jennet.  Mostly because she’s dead.

It’s a creepy little ghost story with a sad, but sort of satisfying ending.  It’s a bit slow in parts, but there were some good scares along the way.  There was a creepy atmosphere, likable protagonists and a good cast.  Overall a pretty decent watch from where we were sitting.

My score: 64.  DJ’s score: 57.

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