The Woman in Black

Herbie Wise


Awaiting actual trailer- but here is a review from the web...

There’s 'scary' and there’s 'absolutely terrifying'. This film is definitely the latter.

Adapted from Susan Hill's book, 'The Woman In Black', never has there been a more terrifying ghost story to grace our screens. Made in 1989, it tells the story of a young solicitor who has been asked to sort out the estate of the late Mrs Drablow. However, there is clearly something not quite right in the village of Crythin Gifford and young Arthur Kidd finds more than he bargained for when he begins to go through Mrs Drablow's house and belongings...

Chilling in the extreme, this film will not only have you hiding behind your cushions; you will remember it for years afterwards. Hollywood couldn't hope to match this frighteningly good ghost story. It is a mystery that unfolds gradually and the appearances of the Woman In Black leave one almost cold.

A wonderful cast including Adrian Rawlings, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Clare Holman and Pauline Moran as the woman, and directed by Herbert Wise, it rightly had four award nominations. Dim the lights, find your favourite Teddy bear and make sure you don't have heart problems.

If you like to be frightened out of your wits then I highly recommend this.

In fact I honestly can't think of anything anywhere nearly half as scary.....


The Woman in Black

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