A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers that the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

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James Watkins

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Susan Hill (novel), Jane Goldman (screenplay)
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Emma Shorey Emma Shorey ... Fisher Girl
Molly Harmon ... Fisher Girl
Ellisa Walker-Reid Ellisa Walker-Reid ... Fisher Girl
Sophie Stuckey ... Stella Kipps
Daniel Radcliffe ... Arthur Kipps
Misha Handley Misha Handley ... Joseph Kipps
Jessica Raine ... Nanny
Roger Allam ... Mr. Bentley
Lucy May Barker Lucy May Barker ... Nursemaid
Indira Ainger Indira Ainger ... Little Girl on Train
Andy Robb Andy Robb ... Doctor
Ciarán Hinds ... Sam Daily
Shaun Dooley ... Fisher
Mary Stockley ... Mrs. Fisher
Alexia Osborne Alexia Osborne ... Victoria Hardy
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In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves over the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years before. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Crythin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son, drowned in the marsh, and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the terrified locals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The vehicle driven by Ciarán Hinds's character is a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. See more »

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Arthur Kipps puts down his candle on a shelf to tear off the peeling wallpaper to reveal an inscription. He goes outside and when he returns to the nursery his candle is no longer on the shelf where he left it. See more »

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Joseph Kipps: [referring to ghostly apparition in the distance] Daddy, who's that lady?
Arthur Kipps: [pause, then emotionally] That's your Mummy.
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German theatrical release used the cut UK version to secure a more commercial "Not under 12" rating. DVD release is uncut and was rated "Not under 16". See more »


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A Good Ghost Story Developed at a Slow Pace and Beginning Similar to Bram Stoker's Dracula
26 May 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In London, the lawyer Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stela (Sophie Stuckey) on the delivery of their son Joseph (Misha Handley) four years ago. His employer gives a last chance to him to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the decently deceased Mrs. Drablow (Alisa Khazanova). Arthur befriends Daily (Ciarán Hinds) in the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn.

Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. On the next morning, Arthur meets the solicitor Jerome that advises him to return to London. However Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that the Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the mush and she seeks revenge taking the children of the scared locals.

"The Woman in Black" is a dramatic horror film by Hammer with a good ghost story developed at a slow pace. The beginning is very similar to Bram Stoker's Dracula, when the young lawyer Jonathan Harker is sent to a remote village to a real estate business and has a cold reception by the villagers.

The vampire is replaced by the evil ghost of a woman in black that takes the children from the dwellers. The conclusion is a little disappointing but the film certainly makes the viewer startle many times along 95 minutes running time. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Mulher de Preto" ("The Woman in Black")


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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,874,072, 5 February 2012

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