The Woman In Black, a 2012 supernatural thriller based on the novel by the same title written by Susan Hill, features world-renowned actor Daniel Radcliffe, the young wizard from the Harry Potter series. Radcliffe has begun to shed his image of the young Hogarts-student as he takes on more serious roles and shows the world his new, grown-up attitude.
Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) must leave London and his son on business to address legal matters in a small, dreary town outside of the bustling capital of England. Alice Drablow, a recent death in the town, has an eerie story as her death rehashes a harsh reality the town would rather keep quiet about. When Kipps begins to discover the oddities of this death, he questions what the cause could be.
Parents in the village have locked their children indoors for many years now, much to the bewilderment of Kipps. As Arthur stays the night at the Drablow’s spooky house, he begins to see grave images of a rotting woman and hears sounds of dying children. As he begins to put the pieces together, he starts to see that children are dying left and right and it’s all connected to the dark images of this hellish ghost.
Directed by James Watkins, The Woman in Black features two of Harry Potter’s most recognizable stars, Radcliffe and Ciarán Hinds, who plays Albus Dumbledore. Radcliffe openly stated his excitement for the film, calling the script both “tender and terrifying” in essence. A classic English horror story revived from a best-selling novel, The Woman In Black seems to a be a much-anticipated film in the coming year.