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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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Fisher Girl
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Fisher Girl
Ellisa Walker-Reid ...
Fisher Girl
Sophie Stuckey ...
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Misha Handley ...
Joseph Kipps
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Nanny
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Little Girl on Train
Andy Robb ...
Doctor
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Fisher
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Mrs. Fisher
Alexia Osborne ...
Victoria Hardy
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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

La dama de negro  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$54,322,273 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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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 »

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While Mr Jerome is initially trying to dissuade Kipps from staying in town, there is a point where Kipps tells Jerome, "I don't expect to be finished until Friday at least." Even seen from behind, it is clear his mouth continues to move after the sentence is finished. See more »

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Jennet: I will never forgive.
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Followed by The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (2015) See more »

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Excellent
4 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daniel Radcliffe has definitely grown up from his days as Harry Potter. This movie is reminiscent of the 1970s Gothic horror films. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys real horror movies such as the movies with Oliver Reed. The location this movie was filmed is spectacular, and the ending is unbelievable. This is definitely a movie that has people jumping in their seats. It is not overdone, and each of the actors/actresses do a fine job. This is filmed on location at Layer Marney Tower in Essex England. The film was planned to be shot in 3D, but that plan was later scrapped. I am happy that it was scrapped because this film does not need that kind of theatrics. It's well written with a great plot and excellent acting.


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