The Woman in Black, directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and starring Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe, was a fine example of gothic terror which worked on so many levels. It was my favourite horror film of 2012.
I am massively excited about the sequel, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, and even though Radcliffe no longer stars, and Watkins (sadly) no loner directs, I still have high hopes for the follow up. The first teaser trailer for the sequel, has now been released, and is a very effective scare tactic which thankfully uses the design of the first film to conjure up a pretty creepy atmosphere.
Check out the teaser trailer below.
The film has also announced a UK cinema release date of February 13th 2015.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH will continue the story four decades later. Seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant.
Directed by Tom Harper, the film will be brought to the big screen by the same production team behind THE WOMAN IN BLACK and produced by Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Talisman Films’ Richard Jackson, in addition to Roy Lee who will serve as Executive Producer.
Screenwriter Jon Croker (DESERT DANCER) wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by Susan Hill (The Woman In Black).
THE WOMAN IN BLACK, starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE) has become the highest grossing British horror film of the past 20 years, grossing over $130 worldwide.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is directed by Tom Harper, and the screenplay has been adapted by Jon Croker based on Susan Hill’s original story. The cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory and Leanne Best.
The Woman in Black was set in the early 1900s and detailed the story of a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the U.K. to sort out the papers of a recently deceased client. In the eerie setting of Eel Marsh House he discovers the vengeful ghost of the title.
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.