Harry Potter and the Woman in Black

Good mourning guys and ghouls! For night 5 of #30nightsofhorror I watched the The Woman in Black (2012). I watched this one in the theater when it came out, but due to my terrible memory, it was like new again on my second viewing. I have to be honest- I definitely only went to see this because Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Friggin' Potter, was the lead. Here he is looking handsome in his old-timey suit. Clearly he doesn't trust that monkey.

Poor, poor Arthur (Daniel Radcliffe). The townspeople want absolutely nothing to do with him. He shows up full of good intentions, but he's shunned at every turn. What is interesting is that Arthur has suffered no less than The Woman in Black has. He has every reason to turn into a vengeful psychopath too, but he doesn't. The death of his wife caused him to just kind of go numb. I'll say this for the Woman in Black, though- she's certainly not lazy. Her relentless pursuit of murder and mayhem is an inspiration. Where ever does she find the time?? She looks fabulous while doing it.

I'm a sucker for beautiful sets and costumes and this movie delivered on that front. The house that they filmed in was breathtaking. I found it interesting that despite the fact that it was a "period piece," it still managed to feel modern. The themes were universal and the characters felt like they could be in any period. Terrifying children are timeless.

I actually found this movie to be quite unsettling. Just catching a glimpse of The Woman in Black was enough to make my imagination go wild! These were chills more than scares, which I really enjoy. I will be watching this one again, and I'm not just saying that because Harry Potter looks great in a suit. 

Until tomorrow, my fiends,

Stay Spooky!

Nancy

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    You're title! XD Poor Daniel Radcliffe will forever be HP. I was pretty impressed by his performance too, although I wonder if he'll ever age! @__@ I really enjoyed this one when I first saw it and it was a perfect balance of chills and thrills. I found your correlation between Arthur and the Woman in Black being like of kin, but exact opposites super interesting. I don't think I really thought about it the first time I saw this, but now I feel like I need to watch it again to look into it. Good vs Evil, I suppose? I always find it very interesting when you put two people in the same circumstances and see how they will react and I think you hit the mark. Loving your reviews and movie choices so far!

    You're title! XD Poor Daniel Radcliffe will forever be HP. I was pretty impressed by his performance too, although I wonder if he'll ever age! @__@ I really enjoyed this one when I first saw it and it was a perfect balance of chills and thrills. I found your correlation between Arthur and the Woman in Black being like of kin, but exact opposites super interesting. I don't think I really thought about it the first time I saw this, but now I feel like I need to watch it again to look into it. Good vs Evil, I suppose? I always find it very interesting when you put two people in the same circumstances and see how they will react and I think you hit the mark. Loving your reviews and movie choices so far!

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