The Woman in Black is the new scary movie out this weekend. It is set in a remote village in England. A young lawyer, Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), is sent to go through the papers in Eel Marsh when the firm’s client Mrs. Drablow passes away. As soon as Kipps arrives, the town is creepy and unfriendly. They will not give him the room his company arranged and at every turn someone is trying to make him go home. However, Kipps has financial problems and is already in bad standing with his firm, so he has no choice but to complete the job. When Kipps finally gets to the house, the haunting reveals itself almost immediately. The movie continues on with wonderful thrills right up to the very end.
The movie is a wonderful, creepy ghost story. Radcliffe does an excellent job playing the troubled Mr. Kipp. I only made a couple Harry Potter jokes while watching the movie. Mostly, I was so taken in by the story I didn’t even think about his most prominent role. In a time for horror movies when the majority of scares are driven by gore and over the top graphics, this was a refreshing ghost story that toys with your mind and sends chills down your spine.
By the way, there are tons of creepy ass dolls in the movie. Really creepy dolls.
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