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When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing. Ignoring the towns-people's cryptic warnings, he goes to the house where he discovers its horrible history and becomes ensnared in its even more horrible legacy. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Adrian Rawlins, who played Arthur Kidd in this version of The Woman In Black, played James Potter, father to Harry Potter in the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter was played by Daniel Radcliffe, and Daniel also played the same character (Arthur Kipps) in the 2012 version of The Woman In Black. See more »

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When Mr. Kidd is in the nursery for the first time, just before the toy soldier is supposed to magically appear in his hand, you can see the actor reach into his pocket and retrieve said object then conceal it in his palm. See more »

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It scared me, and still does
27 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this when i was around 15 and it really did scare me, obviously if you watch it in broad daylight with other people talking it will not scare you much, but watch it in the right way and it will.

If your a fan of horror films that don't contain lots of blood and guts (which I like, but they don't scare me in the slightest) then this is for you.

It is the scariest film I've ever seen, the only thing that has come close to it is the stage adaptation of the book which is great.

Now its not perfect, but with th money they had and when it was made its as good as it could have been.

Actually looking forward to the 2012 adaptation, don't think it will be as well done but still looking forward to it.


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