The Woman In Black

Year Released: 2012

Main Stars: Daniel Radcliffe

Last watched: February 2012

Review Date: February 2012

Number Watches: 1

Didn’t like Harry Potter’s acting in the – sorry, start again. Didn’t like Daniels acting in the Harry Potter movies. As a kid he was fine but he’s quite stunted and obvious. But here, in this spooky movie that he should never be suited for he was really, really good. He’s managed to make himself NOT be that Potter kid and I’m impressed with that.

The film is scary. You might say it’s not gruesome or gore-laden but I’d argue that this is in the finest traditions of Hammer House of Horror. Except there isnt any gore. What I’m trying, badly, to say is that here we have an old-style horror without the need for chainsaws and ‘would you kill your best friend to survive’ scenarios. It really is fun and scary.

Lot’s of things jumping out at you but by the time you get to those bits there’s a whole field of hairs clumped together at the back of your neck, all with cushions and vying for a place behind the sofa. We saw it in the cinema and everyone there laughed at the first couple of scares then were audibly setting themselves up to prepare for the next lot! Shuffling in seats as well as the girly yelps, some of which were in the ‘I’m not scared’ lower range of octaves.

Well filmed in both the main places and the side-areas and with a cast that knew what to do. Nicely done, take your soft jacket and use it like a cushion.

 

Keep DVD?
Yes.

Watch if on TV?
Yes.

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog…..AAAAHHH!…whew it was just a – AAAAAAAAHHH!

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About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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