In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
In London, solicitor 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
When Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) first visits the cemetery on Eel Marsh Island, a fleeting scene shows "The Muddy Boy" (the ghost of Jennet's drowned son) standing inconspicuously beside one of the tree trunks in the background. See more »
At 54 min 40 secs, Arthur Kipps puts down his axe to tear wallpaper off. After tearing the paper off he steps back 2 or 3 steps and reads the inscription. The next shot shows him holding the axe again but he never bends down to pick it up. See more »
[voiceover, echoing in Eel Marsh House]
I will never forgive you for letting my boy die. I will never forgive. Never forgive. Never forgive. Never forgive. Never forgive. Never forgive.
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OK, I'll admit, I went into this film with not very high expectations, I left on the other hand pleasantly surprised and genuinely creeped out. Daniel Radcliffe, while not the best actor, also exceeded my expectations. The movie theater was packed and people really seemed to be enjoying themselves. People screamed when they were meant to and shivered accordingly. At the end the theater broke out in applause, and it was the most packed theater I've seen since the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Walking out into the lobby people were still blown away, and I myself could not believe what just happened. So what I'm saying is, if you're looking for a fun night to be creeped out in an old fashioned horror film sort of way, go see the Woman In Black, you will not be disappointed.
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