Directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black divided opinion here at HCF. I myself loved it and enjoyed every second of seeing it at the cinema. The well timed, creepy and old style scares were superb on the big screen and I found myself jumping more than once.
On the other hand, Ross Hughes hated the damned thing, preferring the creepy original to Watkins’ remake, and the stroppy bugger even kindly wrote a review which was the complete opposite of mine! If you would like to read Ross’ review then click Ross, and if you would like to read my review then click Matt.
However, the good news is that the film (Hammer’s most successful cinema release ever) will be making its way to DVD & Bluray on 18th June. Amazon are stating at the moment that the RRP for the DVD is £9.99 and the Bluray is £14.99. No details are available on what special features come with it, but I am sure there will be plenty!
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.
By Matt Wavish