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The Woman in Black (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  3 February 2012 (USA)
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A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Shorey ...
Fisher Girl
Molly Harmon ...
Fisher Girl
Ellisa Walker-Reid ...
Fisher Girl
Sophie Stuckey ...
Misha Handley ...
Joseph Kipps
Little Girl on Train
Andy Robb ...
Mrs. Fisher
Alexia Osborne ...
Victoria Hardy


In London, lawyer Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and violence/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama de negro  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,874,072 (USA) (3 February 2012)


$54,322,273 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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Did You Know?


The music boxes and mechanical toys in the nursery scenes were not created for the movie, but were genuine antique toys from the period, loaned to the production by a collector. See more »


The coin Kipps offers Keckwick for transport to the old house changes in size as the camera angles change. See more »


Daily: I believe the most rational mind can play tricks in the dark.
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Version of The Woman in Black (1989) See more »


Die Frau in Schwarz - Titel
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User Reviews

Finally a scary movie!
4 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I went in to seeing this movie after reading the book, and personally I thought it was great. Horror movies these days get loss in blood and gore and that's what the work thinks is "horror" these days, thankfully this movie took a turn to what horror actually is. There are plenty of scenes that make you jump and keep you on the edge of your seat and the storyline is great too. The only weird thing was there were just a couple scenes in which I just couldn't help but think of Harry potter but that didn't even come close to ruining it for me. I was nervous because I thought they Showed all the scary moments through the previews but they did not! Daniel Radcliffe did a great job and I would go see it again with out a doubt. We need to see more horror movies like this one!

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