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!

 

2 Comments

  1. Rachel Hunter
    July 2, 2012

    Thank you for sharing your review, Raven. I’ve yet to see “The Woman in Black”, but I’ve been wanting to, and you’ve just confirmed that – indeed – I shall! (Thank you for not giving away any spoilers). 🙂

    All the best,
    Rachel

    • Raven Bower
      July 2, 2012

      Drives me nuts when reviewers post spoilers on books and movies – Arghness!!

      When you watch it, let me know what you think of the ending. I won’t spoil it for you here either but would love your take on it 🙂