Saturday, February 4, 2012

Movie Review: Woman in Black

The Woman In Black
Directed by James Watkins
Starring Daniel Radcliffe
Rating: pg-13
Out in theaters

Synopsis (from IMDB):
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

My thoughts:
This movie is EPIC! Epic I tell you!

I had started to read this book a few months back because I like to read the book before I watch the movie, then I decided to stop after about 40 pages because I decided this movie is gonna be too awesome and I want to love that more than the book. I was not wrong to do this.

I went to the 9:20pm showing because night is the best time to see a scary movie. The theater was packed, almost completely full and it was mostly teenie bopers and 20 somethings like me. Then of course there were the cheap people that decided not to pay for a babysitter and brought their 4 year olds with them. Surprisingly, those little kids were the quietest of everyone in the theater. Hmmm bet that will change tonight. Those poor kids are probably scared for life because...


That is not a joke. I've seen tons and tons of suspense movies and they normally don't scare me at all. Back when The Ring was in theaters, my sister and I were asked to leave the theater because we were laughing so hard. It's hard to find a suspense movie that actually gets to me.

This movie got to me.

At one point, I actually yelled out "holy F**K" and jumped about a foot out of my seat. The whole audience screamed as well, so it's all okay. In total, I probably jumped out of my seat about 10 times (no joke. 3 times in the first 20 minutes alone). Some people even got up and ran to the bathroom after some particularly scary parts.

James Watkins did a fantastic job directing this movie. Everything about it was freaky, from the stupid kid toys, to the house, and especially the woman in black. Daniel Radcliffe was phenomenal. I know some people are saying they can never picture him being anything other than Harry, but that will not be the case. You completely forget that he is the boy who lived, and instead he is a freaked out father scared for his life.

So in other words, if you love suspense movies, you are in for a real treat, if you are seeing it because you love Daniel but don't like suspense movies (and Daniel is definitely hott hott hott in this movie), definitely bring people with you and something to hide behind (or do what my friend did and hide your face in your purse. haha). I personally wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone younger than 16, but I saw a lot of younger kids in the theater.

My rating: 10/10

I'm dying to see it again!


  1. I am so glad to read this! I have been waiting to see what people, other than the ones in commercials, had to say.

  2. I'll probably be going to see this one next weekend, and I can't wait! Glad to know it's a good movie!

  3. Ooh, this looks great! I have a love/hate relationship with scary movies but as this one isn't a chop-em-up, I'll definitely give it a go.

  4. oh my gosh i want to see this!! sounds soooooo scary though!!

  5. Hello!

    Thanks for reading my Woman in Black review! I totally agree that this was an awesome movie. A lot of the people in the audience got up to go to the restroom too! When they came back I asked them, "Did you change your underwear?" This real big burly guy mumbled, "Yes."
    What I really liked was the ending. Especially when I made my subtle Harry Potter reference comparing the scene to Kings Cross Station.

    Happy Reading!


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