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The Woman in Black (2012) Movie Review

Updated on September 14, 2014


Daniel Radcliffe's The Woman in Black movie is an adaptation of the novel The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.

In The Woman in Black, Radcliffe plays a lawyer who visits an English village to settle the estate of Alice Drablow. As the trailer you can watch here on this page shows, things are not quite ordinary.Let me introduce you to The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe's horror movie and his first movie after the Harry Potter franchise closed. The Woman in Black is a creepy movie, a spooky period drama, perhaps best described as a supernatural thriller...I could hardly wait to see it and held out high hopes that it would be an old-fashioned horror movie rather than a slasher style horror movie. I was not disappointed.

Click here to order your copy of The Woman in Black on DVD or blu-ray disc from Amazon.

"The most chilling ghost story of our time..."


  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Release Date: February 3, 2012
  • Author: Susan Hill
  • Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer
  • Script By: Jane Goldman
  • Director: James Watkins
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Rated: PG-13

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The Woman in Black was released May 22, 2012. Buy it now for next Halloween and then turn the lights down low...

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Written by Susan Hill

The Woman in Black is a young adult novel, a story that according to Amazon "chills the body with foreboding of dark deeds to come, but warms the soul with perceptions and language at once astute and vivid." They go on to compare this book to a Jane Austen ghost story. This book is similar set as it is on an English moor with a hero arriving to look after the estate of Mrs. Drablow. What he finds is not expected and "more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare" and contains many of the items associated with horror stories from a rocking chair in a nurseryto a child's voice heard screaming in the fog.The book is readily available from Amazon:


Available on DVD or VHS video tape.

The Woman in Black was made into a movie for television in 1989. That film was well received and is now a somewhat hard-to-find and often expensive movie. Of course, Radcliffe's involvement in the project has brought renewed interest in the first movie, which means extra demand for existing copies of the film.The first The Woman in Black movie stared Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran and David Ryall. It received extremely flattering Amazon customer reviews with comments like 'old-fashioned suspense and fear' and 'a very creepy ghost story that delivers.' It sounds like an excellent movie and is one that I am determined to see for myself, once I have finished reading the book, of course.


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      darciefrench lm 

      6 years ago

      Daniel Radcliffe is currently acting in the new movie Horns - part of the movie is being filmed just down the street from where we live in Mission BC - I can see the movie set from my apartment balcony - hoping to catch a glimpse of him and perhaps even get his autograph. Have heard from people working on the set that he's a really nice guy.

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      NC Shepherd 

      7 years ago

      Ooh, this sounds good!

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      7 years ago

      can't wait to see it!

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      7 years ago

      This one looks like it will be pretty good.

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      8 years ago

      Yes, I'll probably go see it.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      8 years ago from Northern California

      Loved that picture of Daniel. He looks so handsome. Your take on the film is different than the one that I did for the SquidHauntings Quest.

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      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      The Woman in Black does look pretty good. It's not a genre that I usually like but this one looks good.

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      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      I watched the trailer - it looks very creepy!

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      8 years ago

      The Woman in Black sounds terrifying! Great Halloween movie!

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Occasionally I like a good scary movie, and this does look like a good, scary movie!

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      Susanna Duffy 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Oh the trailer freaked me! I don't think I'll be queuing up to see The Woman in Black when it's released, even to watch Daniel Radcliffe in an adult role. Too creepy for me


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