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Woman in Black - Film Review

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by Gregga J. Johnn (subscribe)
Life, Love & Liberty are what you make of them so continue, continue, continue . . . .
Published June 1st 2012
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The Woman in Black is, in my opinion, a horror movie of the best kind. My personal preference is less gore and more just plain scary. So if you like a good blood and guts horror, then you will need to look elsewhere; however, if you're looking for a good old nightmare to follow you around for the rest of the week, this is a good one.

The adage says, "there is no anger like a woman scorned" and this movie takes that and runs and runs and runs with it. I don't like spoilers so that is all I will say of the story. However, I will rave a little on the creation of the story.

James Watkins as director handles the creepiness of the atmosphere with subtly, some relief to let the audience breath for a second, and then hits hard with true terror in great mastery.

I will admit I was dubious and really only wanted to see this film to see if Daniel Radcliffe could pull off a non Harry Potter character. I was rewarded with not a trace of "The Boy Who Lived" and thoroughly enjoyed a performance of great truth and believably. I think this movie will prove he is capable of much more beyond Hogwarts.

The Horror played by Liz White still haunts me, not just because she was dang scary, but also because I empathized with her and there is nothing worse in all the world than feeling sorry for and wanting to hold your own nightmares close to your heart.

Just don't do what I did and see it alone, at night, or you may have to do what I also did... I had to go see a funny comedy right after to save myself from my own fears (see my movie review of The Dictator).

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Why? If only to see Daniel Radcliffe without the glasses and scar
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