The Woman in Black

Thursday, March 22, 2012

About 2 months ago I watched The Woman in Black (1989) online. The film perfected a ghostly atmosphere and delivered several great jump-out-of-your-seat moments. I was a little disappointed with the details in the storyline/background of the actual woman in black and found that the ending completely fell flat (A family of three in a small boat-tree falls on boat-everyone drowns(?)). It was almost laughable. But I must say that overall, the film actually was pretty spooky. C+

Last night I watched the 2012 version of The Woman in Black. The storyline was superb. It made sense, details and background were all covered and the ending couldn't have been better. This version of the film had more ghostly images throughout, doors opening and closing (why is that so terrifying?!) and real sense of mystery. Daniel Radcliffe's performance was without a doubt admirable and after the first 10 minutes, I actually forgot about that whole Harry Potter thing...hehe. B

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