The Woman In Black (TV 1989)
Based on the novel by Susan Hill
Directed by Herbert Wise
by Divya Jain
November 29th, 2011
Running Time: 100 minutes
We are always told not to judge a book by its cover. In the same way, even though The Woman In Black is an old movie, its director and cast have definitely brought justice to ghost stories. It builds up spookiness throughout the whole movie, which enhances the plot and the audiences’ reaction to the scares that occur during the film I like to refer to it as “The British Ghost Chiller” because it brings goosebumps to the bravest of audiences. Adrian Rawlins plays the role of a young solicitor, Arthur Kipp in this film. He can also be seen playing James Potter (Harry Potter’s father) in the Harry Potter film franchise of the novel series. Interestingly, Daniel Radcliffe (better known as playing Harry Potter) is playing Arthur Kipp in the 2012 version of The Woman In Black. The story begins with Arthur Kidd who is sent by his boss, Sweetman (David Ryall), to take care of an estate left by an old widow. On the train ride to Crythin Gifford, a secluded marketplace town, Arthur meets Sam Toovey (Bernard Hepton) who helps him find a place to stay. Arthur is to arrive at the town and sell the house in a short period of time, once any important papers or personal belongings of the deceased widow, Alice Drablow, had been cleared out. Every now and then he witnesses a woman in black (played by Pauline Moran) around the property who disappears as quickly as she appears. After going through many personal and important belongings of Alice Drablow, Arthur finds mysterious secrets that that no one had told him. The secrets lead to Arthur’s curiosity to uncover the story of Alice Drablow’s past, and the mystery behind the woman in black. I am a fan of ghost movies and the fact that they give me goosebumps. The darkness of our classroom added to the creepy nature of the movie. Watching...
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