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New Woman In Black Trailer Might Give You Nightmares

Hammer Films knows how to scare you, and the latest trailer for The Woman in Black, starring Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe, is a testament to that fact. There are creepy toys, a slowed down music box chime, a trio of ginger-haired girls moving in tandem, photo portraits with the eyes of the subjects scratched out, a Harry Potter connection … it’s like a potpourri of everything that jostles you awake in the middle of the night.

The movie is based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, and it was previously adapted in a 1989 release on UK TV. The Radcliffe-starring remake is still a ways off, with the premiere set for Feb. 3, 2012. Looking very good right now, though.

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.


  • Alex

    The Ballad of Michelle Bachman

  • Lackshmana

    The story sounds cliche, and its hard to get any sense of how well Radcliffe can act given the lack of audio, however…

    the visual style and direction used in the trailer is very engaging and makes me want to see more. Hopefully, that is indicative of the project as a whole and not just the result of clever editing for the ad. While the style is fairly unoriginal, it is also very competent and effective. I like that sort of thing.

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  • pDUB

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  • Anonymous

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  • Mak

    I was thinking more along the line of Sarah Palin