The Woman in Black was a huge movie for one person in particular. That person being Daniel Radcliffe, also known as The Boy who lived, AKA Harry Potter. After the last Potter film was released, the media began to question Radcliffe’s ability to succeed after the movies. His first attempt to prove them wrong was this movie. Did he succeed? For the most part, yes.
The Woman in Black follows Arthur, a widower who is out of money and needs to provide for his son. He has to go to an old manor to gather its paper work. And in that house, strange and scary things happen. I won’t go into further detail, but it sounds pretty creepy.
Radcliffe’s performance stands out compared to everyone else, mostly because no one else has too major of a role. The movie is creepy, but not too scary. I happened to watch it at night, which probably made it scarier than it actually was. They tried to utilize loud noises, which most times works, but I felt it was over done. So basically, my biggest problem was the sound. The story itself is good and the scares reminded me of older horror movies. It’s not gory, but young children won’t like it since tons of little kids die before the events of the film and it is sort of about that.
Overall, it was a decent scary movie and good proof that Daniel Radcliffe can actually live on without the glasses and scar. I give it a 7 out of 10.