It would have been pretty tough for Daniel Radcliffe to break out of the typecasting set for him after the long and tiring franchise that was Harry Potter. Even frolicking naked on a New York stage in the pathologically religious Equus couldn’t do the trick. But The Woman In Black just might.
Even though Radcliffe still looks like a kid trying on his dad’s suit, he does a dandy good job of playing a father himself in this film about a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy. His protagonist is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric, but upon his arrival, things start getting real spooky.
This is not one of those blatant gore-saturated horror flicks so fans of the likes of Friday The 13th, Scream, etc may grow impatient with the slower-tempo pace. But if you like the kind of subtle horror from the likes of M. Night Shyamalan, or even what director of this film, James Watkins, has done in the past (think Eden Lake), you’ll very much appreciate The Woman In Black.
The Woman In Black is out through Roadshow Entertainment.