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The Woman in Black (1989)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 24 December 1989
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 spine-chilling ghost story

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Horror | Mystery

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Adrian Rawlins, who played Arthur Kidd in this 1989 version of The Woman In Black, later played James Potter, father to Harry Potter in the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter was played by Daniel Radcliffe, and Daniel would later go on to portray the same character (Arthur Kipps) in the 2012 version of The Woman In Black. See more »

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At 29.45, whilst Arthur Kidd is on the land outside Eel Marsh House. You can briefly see the actress who plays the Woman in Black herself (Pauline Moran) step up from a concealed area behind him, to give the appearance that she has suddenly materialised there. See more »

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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Sheer Terror
24 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've only seen this movie once in my life and have never forgotten it. I was thirteen years old and a teacher showed it in class on Halloween. I had to leave the classroom and have never, ever, forgotten the Woman in Black's face.

The big climax scene is beyond frightening, as can be expected, but I found the earlier scenes to be just as terrifying. The general tone of the film leaves you unsettled, even when nothing particularly scary is occurring. It is very, very subtle, but no other film has ever had quite such an effect on me.

If you think ghosts are scarier than slasher movies, I would definitely recommend this movie. Unless you hate being scared. In that case, don't ever watch this.


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