6. THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Director: JAMES WATKINS
Starring: DANIEL RADCLIFFE, CIARÁN HINDS AND JANET MCTEER AND LIZ WHITE
Based on the 1983 book by English author Susan Hill and adapted into the 1987 play by Stephen Malletrat,THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a story that been told for a very long time.
I love this movie for so many reasons but mainly because no matter how you watch or read it it’s always spooky. The aesthetic alone is creepy enough. An old abandoned mansion out on the moors with its own graveyard? Sounds like a world of NO from me!
In the film, Arthur Kipps is a lawyer and has recently lost his wife. He is sent to a village in the deep countryside to sort out a deceased client’s estate. Once there, he realizes the house is haunted and the villagers have been keeping a very dark secret. The spirit haunting the house is a woman in black who has been taking anyone who crosses her path until she gets what she wants.
Movies about hauntings are very touch and go. Sometimes they’re great, and sometimes it’s just the same stuff you have seen before. This is genuinely a chilling horror. You’ll be watching your back all evening long and hoping you don’t catch even a glimpse of the woman in black.