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The Woman In Black Trailer Offers Chills
Daniel Radcliffe feels the fear

17 August 2011  |  Written by James White  

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The teaser arrived in April but now a longer trailer for The Woman in Black has drifted online and can be watched below.

 

Now this, ladies and germs, is how you do creepy. Scored with little more than a pack of scary old toys (NASTY STARING TOYS AND MONKEYS NO LESS: HOLD US WE’RE TERRIFIED!) and a chillingly effective voice-over from a young girl, the promo sets the scene perfectly.

Not much of the plot is given away, aside from the talk of the central house and its horrific spectre, so a quick refresher for anyone not up to speed: Daniel Radcliffe stars as young lawyer Arthur Kipps, who is summoned to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. When he arrives, he soon discovers that her erstwhile home has a tragic history and a haunted legend, and is quickly enveloped by the mystery…

The cast also includes Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey, Alisa Khazanova and Roger Allam.

If the finished product is half as pant-wettingly fearsome as this trailer, we should be in for something great. James Watkins’ film will be out on February 10 next year.


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Your Comments

Oh my! That is very creepy! I read the book in high school, it scared me then ( thanks to an amazing english teacher, his pronunciation of her name still makes my spine tingle; "Ddrrrrablow" ) and it still scares me now. Fantastic. Can't wait. More

Posted by whoatherepickle! at 22:45 on 25 August 2011 | Report This Post

I'm tired of little all-knowing kids in horror movies. More

Posted by drews at 16:49 on 24 August 2011 | Report This Post

awesome trailer!! Can't wait to see that! More

Posted by bronwattage at 09:18 on 24 August 2011 | Report This Post

Goosebump inducing!
This actually scared the crap out of me. I don't usually dig horror, but I do like a good ghost yarn! I can't actually wait. Agree with the voiceover comments, what is that? American or Irish? More

Posted by Sugar Kane at 18:51 on 23 August 2011 | Report This Post

EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!!!!
Description: Conjures an incarnation of the caster's innermost positive feelings, such as joy or hope, known as a Patronus. It's either that or don't watch it More

Posted by bronv2 at 11:14 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

Really looking forward to this. It's about time we had a decent, old-fashioned thrills & chills ghost story. More

Posted by Migre at 22:25 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

CREEPY AS FUCK.
I will without a doubt, never watch that film, it just looks fucking scary, and the bloody music in the trailer is the worst bit. More

Posted by lewisb548 at 20:37 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Woman In Black Trailer Offers Chills
I've read the book but haven't seen an adaptation of it yet.  I always thought they would have to draw it out and fill it up a bit.  The story seemed very slight to me.  A case of "there's a mystery" and a copuple of pages later it's "so that's the mystery taken care of then".  I have yet to access this trailer but will do so at the earliest.  I'd definitely be interested in hunting out that Nigel Kneale adap mentioned upthread as well.   More

Posted by demoncleaner at 11:27 on 19 August 2011 | Report This Post

oooohhhhh!
hmm dont know if i like the look of this :( im quite scared now but i know dan will be great in it :P good effects cant wait for the rating. More

Posted by angel503 at 20:56 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

Ok, I admit that this looks rather creepy; to be fair, nothing makes me say 'jinkies' like Velma from Scooby Doo more than a strange monkey toy (I was totally freaked out in Toy Story 3). However, why, why, WHY the American child??!?!?! And...it seems that there have been some weird insertions into the film i.e the writing on the wall and the three girls walking towards the window. Although, I'm probably only saying this due to having read the book only a few weeks ago... :) More

Posted by Polly666 at 19:01 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

Re: Hammer Logo
Schnorbitz, the US version of the trailer just mentions CBS Films and Crosscreek Pictures. Very odd for Hammer to be relinquishing their branding for the American market. More

Posted by batfunk at 13:21 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

EeeeARGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Creepy. Oh so creepy. More

Posted by absolute_im_fan at 12:22 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

Boo
It says the trailer is no longer available. :( More

Posted by Enzino at 10:47 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

Nice to See Hammer going right back to its roots with some nice Terence Fisher like gothic. The Tv Version was written by that underated genius Nigel Kneale who of course created Quatermass amongst other things More

Posted by filmburner30 at 09:57 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

American girl
I hope old dan has still got an British accent or they have gone got them selfs a little girl who can't. apart from that it does look quite good. More

Posted by Ivytown1984 at 08:42 on 18 August 2011 | Report This Post

Looks sick !! :) More

Posted by antosh25 at 23:02 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

Why no mention of this being a Hammer film?
Support British companies for a change, instead of constantly sucking up to Hollywood's production line fodder. More

Posted by batfunk at 22:34 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

The Woman In Black
The TV movie from the late 80's was terrifying. As is the book and the stage play. As a trailer, it's looking good and creepy, but will reserve judgement until it's out. More

Posted by Kev2012 at 19:57 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

Why wait till Jan? Go and watch this at theatre - its an incredible play and builds up the suspense masterfully and has the audience litreally shrieking in terror! More

Posted by fugaziuk at 19:57 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

American Voiceover
Re: RandyChimp, I don't remember that rhyme from either the novel or the stage play (although it has been years since I read/saw them), therefore I'm hoping the voiceover is a trailer-only addition. That, or they've cast an American kid who can't do an English accent. Either is likely. Otherwise, a very effectiive trailer, fingers crossed More

Posted by ashescartman at 18:54 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

The Woman In Black is one of my favourite books and plays, so I really hope that this film is good, and based on this trailer I think it might actually give me chills. More

Posted by pushki at 17:58 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

Hate to be that guy, but why is an american child doing the voiceover for a trailer of a film that's set in England? Unless... They haven't changed the setting have they? More

Posted by RandyChimp at 17:57 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

im scared More

Posted by baileyp at 17:57 on 17 August 2011 | Report This Post

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