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The Woman in Black (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  24 December 1989 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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A sign saying "H. Wise" can be seen in the train station when Arthur Kidd is there. Herbert Wise is the film's director. 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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Excellent British chiller.
15 November 2004 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Woman in Black" is easily one of the creepiest British ghost stories ever made.A young solicitor,after arriving in a small town to handle a dead client's estate,is haunted by a mysterious woman dressed all in black.The film is loaded with extremely eerie atmosphere and the frights are calculated for and deliver the maximum effect possible.The action keeps the viewer deeply involved and the finale is quite disturbing.The acting is excellent and the tension is almost unbearable at times.So if you want to see a truly creepy horror film give this one a look.I dare anyone to watch "The Woman in Black" alone at night with the lights off.Highly recommended.10 out of 10.


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