‘The Woman in Black’ places second in box office
The Woman in Black is one of the best thrillers to hit theaters in years. The suspense film is about a lawyer and father named Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliff), who must travel to a remote village to visit the home of a deceased, eccentric woman. The house sits on a remote island surrounded by a marsh which the townspeople never visit. Kipps, unknowing to the town’s turmoil, is told to leave countless times but refuses until his job is done. Once Kipps visits the house he begins to understand why the townspeople never want to visit the house or allow others to; a woman can be seen around the house and marsh wearing all black. This woman is the source of the town’s unrest. When the woman is seen, children die. But when his son, Joseph, is threatened by the woman, it becomes Kipps personal vendetta to get rid of this angry spirit before she claims Joseph’s life.
The Woman in Black was a movie with little dialogue, but the film’s impact was just the same as it would be if there was screaming and talking throughout. This movie had a creep factor that could not have been predicted just by watching the trailer. The music would start its creepy tune and right when you thought something would happen it did not. But right when you started to relax, you would jump from the shock of the new horror that was before you. Daniel Radcliff did an amazing job in his role as Arthur Kipps. Yes, there were times where hilarious Harry Potter jokes could be made, but unless you were looking for it, you didn’t even think about him as “the boy who lived”. You thought of him as the character he was portraying. There isn’t one bad thing to say about The Woman in Black except that it is possible for it to cause nightmares that will keep one up in the middle of the night terrified of what the shadows might hold.