Daniel Radcliffe had to move on from his Harry Potter days; however no one expected him to be as brave as to move in to a proper horror film. Alas he did, and it sounds like he has done himself proud. I have read some reviews praising his superb performance, and it would seem that he is the anchor to this film and carries it very well indeed. Director James Watkins, who clearly knows how to make a great horror after the terrific Eden Lake, has chosen wisely it would seem, and the cast and crew are full of nothing but good things to say about the former Hogwart’s wizard. This brand new featurette is all about Radcliffe and his performance, and makes for some interesting viewing.
James Watkins (Eden Lake) transforms Daniel Radcliffe in what looks like one incredible performance, and he will be supported by Janet McTeer, Ciaran Hinds, Roger Allam and Sophie Stuckey. The film is based on the chilling novel written by Susan Hill, and Jane Goldman has written the screenplay.
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Based on the classic ghost story, THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.
Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been dying under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.
The Woman in Black arrives in UK cinemas 10th February 2012.
By Matt Wavish