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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 »

Director:

Herbert Wise

Writers:

Susan Hill (based on the book by), Nigel Kneale (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Rawlins ... Arthur Kidd
Bernard Hepton ... Sam Toovey
David Daker ... Josiah Freston
Pauline Moran ... Woman in Black
David Ryall ... Sweetman
Clare Holman ... Stella Kidd
John Cater ... Arnold Pepperell
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Reverend Greet
Fiona Walker ... Mrs. Toovey
William Simons William Simons ... John Keckwick
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Bessie
Caroline John ... Stella's Mother
Joseph Upton Joseph Upton ... Eddie Kidd
Steven Mackintosh ... Rolfe
Andy Nyman ... Jackie (as Andrew Nyman)
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher de Preto See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 HumanoidOfFleshSee 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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