During afternoon tea, there’s a shift in the air. A bone trembling chill that tells you she’s there. There are those who believe, the whole town is cursed, but the house in the marsh is by far the worst.What she wants is unknown, but she always comes back. The specter of darkness. The Woman In Black
As has been reported on this blog before - Daniel Radcliffe is going to be starring in his first post-Harry role when The Woman In Black makes it’s way into theaters February 3, 2012. In this 1900s period horror, Radcliffe stars as a young lawyer visiting an isolated English village to resolve the estate of an old woman. A usual, the locals are secretive and spooky, throw in family photos with the eyes scratched (like in the totally creepy poster above!) out and a mysterious woman draped in black running around and you’ve got the makings of a truly awesome horror movie.
Check out the official Woman In Black website for a great trailer (with a little girl doing a voice over of the above poem.) And there is also there is this awesome teaser trailer!
Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black is a throwback ghost story, molded in the tradition of Henry James, but with enough legit scares to draw in more than just the English major crowd. Slow-burn horror has become somewhat passé in this era of reboots and torture porn, but maybe the new film version of the English tale will signal another shift. The new trailer:
Creepy toys, unsettling narration by a dispassionate child, Daniel Radcliffe looking like Hogwarts is a thousand miles away . . . I’m cautiously optimistic! Indeed, I can remember being rather spooked by the promos for the original A&E;/UK telefilm back in 1989 (fortunately, it aired at 10pm, beyond my bedtime at that age, so I knew I wouldn’t accidentally run into it while channel surfing . . . whew!) To my memory, the recent stage version rests largely on the audience’s reliable habit of jumping when there is a loud noise or sudden movement. Let’s hope the cinematic “woman” has a few more nuanced tricks up her dark-colored sleeve. I missed most of the Harry Potter movies, but I may have to be The Guy In Line for The Woman In Black.
I’m not going to lie – I thought Daniel Radcliffe was cute as Harry Potter, but I can’t wait to see him play the handsome Arthur Kipps in the upcoming film The Woman in Black, a tense thriller set in the English countryside.
But for now, we can all continue to enjoy Daniel Radcliffe and his alter ego, Harry Potter, in the 2-part epic finale to the Harry Potter franchise, which is discussed in the new Team Video podcast: listen to it on iTunes or stream it here, and see if your favorite moments of Harry Potter movies past match up with ours!