Movie Review ~ The Woman in Black

 

 

Title: The Woman in Black

Director: James Watkins

Genre: Horror/Supernatural suspense

Rating: 5 bats

 

Kudos to Director James Watkins for putting out a stellar supernatural suspense! I was a bit leery going in to this movie because of Daniel Radcliff as the lead – he just doesn’t do it for me.¬† I watched it anyway, drawn to the movie’s premise, and am so glad I did.

Watkins created a moody, realistic world rife with danger without leaping into  melodrama. The characters were odd ~ I mean that in the best of ways ~ and stood out from your typical cast. He captured the isolation, views and feel of a small, rural town. The settings were well done and the manor was so beautiful that I wanted to teleport it directly here!

Thankfully, he avoided the contraptions of over-use of CGI and instead utilized mood, lighting, actors and music to portray the supernatural realm. The toys – yeah – creepy!

The storyline was eerie, twisty and the end was very cool! This is a definite watch again!

 

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