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The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2 January 2015 (USA)
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40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrives, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writers:

Jon Croker (screenplay), Jon Croker | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phoebe Fox ... Eve Parkins
Merryn Pearse Merryn Pearse ... Girl in Tube
Mary Roscoe ... Woman in Tube
Helen McCrory ... Jean Hogg
Amelia Crouch ... Flora
Amelia Pidgeon ... Joyce
Casper Allpress Casper Allpress ... Fraser
Pip Pearce ... James
Leilah de Meza ... Ruby
Jude Wright ... Tom
Alfie Simmons ... Alfie
Oaklee Pendergast ... Edward
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Man at Train Station
Jeremy Irvine ... Harry Burnstow
Adrian Rawlins ... Dr. Rhodes
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Storyline

40 years after Arthur Kipps' experience at Eel Marsh house, a group of children under the care of two women, escaping from war-torn London, arrive to the house and become the next target for The Woman in Black. With the help of a fellow soldier, the women and children must fend off the spirit, and end her presence once and for all. Written by brandonborbath

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She Never Left. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and frightening images, and for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the first Hammer sequel since Quatermass 2 (1957) to feature a number in the title. See more »

Goofs

Once Harry has dragged Eve and Edward up from the depths of the marsh, and they are recovering on the foreshore, Eve's dress and Edward's shirt are perfectly dry. See more »

Quotes

Hermit Jacob: Don't look! You mustn't look.
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Jennet Humfrye Nursery Rhyme
Composed by Jack Arnold
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Just like the first movie..
21 July 2017 | by DBLurkerSee all my reviews

I'll be honest, I really don't understand the people who liked the first movie and hate this one for being just like the first movie.

The only noticeable difference between both of them is that, in the first movie, there was a sense of isolation because of one person in the house, over a bunch of children and their two teachers.

The awful jump "scares" are still here and the non-scary character of "Woman in Black (WiB)" returns. In-fact, they repeat the same mistakes from the first movie and try to explain way too much and show too much of the WiB character. Keeping WiB's character in shadows and not showing her terrible CGI/makeup caked face would've provided more terror than using her face for jump "scare" here and there.

My complaint with both movies is the same. Despite having good acting (both of them) and good atmosphere, they fail to create proper horror the moment WiB shows up and her shtick of moving items and opening/closing doors begins all over again. They NEED to keep her in the dark and only show her dress, which some scenes actually DO.

Unlike the first movie (6/10), I am giving this one 5/10 despite enjoying the acting of the lead actress and even the children, more than the last one (Radcliffe, nope.. did not like him much in that movie). One point taken off for shooting some key scenes in horrible lighting. The scenes in cellar are the ones I am talking about. The characters keep looking at items for so long and all you're doing is trying to squint and make out what in the hell they are actually looking at. All cellar scenes are intentionally shot under one candle-light or a lamp, and it's a bad idea.

In one of the horror scenes with all characters in cellar, they keep trying to light a candle but WiB keeps blowing it out (or wind being passed by her?). But then, when the scene ends, the male character turns on his flashlight. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He didn't turn on the flashlight when everyone was scared of darkness but did it instantly at the end? Really? They didn't think people would question that? He didn't even try to turn on the flashlight before, AT ALL.

That said, this movie is NOT bad. It just does what the first one did. Ignore the people giving it 1/10 and whining about it being worse than the first one. They obviously had a hard-on for Radcliffe and gave that movie flying colors, despite him being average in that movie and rest of the movie being same as this one. Read the reviews of the first movie, many are first time horror viewers who are praising Radcliffe and obviously saw the horror movie cause they were Harry Potter fans. They then saw this movie thinking there would be some connection to Radcliffe but since he isn't here, they ended up focusing on the movie's flaws which were present in the first movie.

While we're at it, REALLY? Are you seriously setting up the ending for another sequel? We all know that they want to milk the WiB cow till they won't make any profit from her at all. Both movies had $15 million budget and first one made them $125 million while this one made them about $49 million dollars. This is a nice profit even if the movie is just average. The third movie will make them even less profit it seems.

Maybe end the movie as a trilogy then, cause we know they're gonna make a sequel. Just let it be the last one.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,027,415, 4 January 2015

Gross USA:

$26,501,323

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,854,305
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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