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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.

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Tom Harper

Writers:

Jon Croker (screenplay), Jon Croker | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ghost of Jennette Humfrye, otherwise known as The Woman in Black. With the help of a fellow soldier, the women and children must fend off the spirit of Jennette Humfrye, and end her presence once and for all. Written by brandonborbath

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Taglines:

She never forgives. She never forgets. She never left.

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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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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman in Black 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,027,415, 4 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,496,583, 15 March 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The woman in black is referred to here as an angel of death. This is a direct contrast to the heroine Eve, whose name means "life giver" and is portrayed as a warm and loving mother figure. See more »

Goofs

If Eel Marsh Island is located in Essex, as discussed in the first film, why did the school party depart from King's Cross Station?.. See more »

Quotes

Hermit Jacob: Died on Sunday, seen on Monday.
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Follows The Woman in Black (2012) See more »

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Jennet Humfrye Nursery Rhyme
Composed by Jack Arnold
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Better than you've Heard
3 January 2015 | by slbbooksmusicfilmSee all my reviews

I'm not quite sure why this is getting all the bad reviews that it is. I went along tonight, expecting a creepy ghost story...and got a creepy ghost story. Of course it repeats some elements of the first films, but most sequels do. And no, it doesn't come over as such a "worthy" film as the first one - but that's not such a bad thing. By having far more characters within the film, it is in many ways more entertaining. There are far less scenes of someone walking around the house with a candle in this effort.

There are moments where the script does let the side down and it sinks into cliché, which is a shame. But, on the whole, the direction is more than serviceable and the acting is generally good. Jeremy Irvine is rather wasted in a rather one-dimensional role, but he performs well enough.

I'm not quite sure what people are expecting from a sequel such as this. It does what it says on the tin, and there's nothing wrong with that - and it's a damned sight better than many horror sequels that are simply remakes of the first movie. Yes, it could have been better, but it zips along quite briskly and yet still manages to pack a punch when it needs to. Not bad at all.


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