This is a gothic supernatural horror movie of director by James Watkins with the writer Jane Goldman. This is a second adaptation of the 1983 Susan Hill novel of a similar name that was formerly filmed in 1989. The movie plot was set in the early 20th-century in England, who followed the young presently widowed lawyer that travelled to the remote village wherein he discovered that a vengeful ghost of the scorned lady is terrorizing the locals.
- Daniel Radcliffe appeared as the young lawyer, Arthur Kipps
- Jessica Raine appeared as Joseph’s nanny
- Liz White appeared as a Woman in Black, Jennet Humfrye
- Roger Allam appeared as the senior colleague of Arthur’s firm, Mr. Bentley
- Ciarán Hinds appeared as the local landowner, Sam Daily
- Janet McTeer appeared as Daily’s wife, Elizabeth Daily
- Tim McMullan appeared as the local solicitor, Jerome
- Shaun Dooley appeared as the village innkeeper, Fisher
- Mary Stockley appeared as Mrs. Fisher
- David Burke appeared as the village constable, PC Collins
- Sophie Stuckey appeared as Arthur’s wife, Stella Kipps
- Misha Handley appeared as Arthur’s son, Joseph Kipps
- Aoife Doherty appeared as Jerome’s daughter, Lucy Jerome
- Victor McGuire appeared as the villager, Gerald Hardy
- Alexia Osborne appeared as Hardy’s daughter, Victoria Hardy
- Alisa Khazanova appeared as Alice Drablow
- Ashley Foster appeared as the Woman in the Black’s son, Nathaniel Drablow
- Sidney Johnston appeared as Daily’s son, Nicholas Daily
In an English village of the Crythin Gifford in year 1889, three girls were having the tea party. Abruptly, they noticed the presence in the area; appearing entranced, the gals jump to their passing from the window of the bedroom. Later, in year 1906, in an Edwardian time London, the lawyer Arthur Kipps’s spouse Stella died right after giving birth to Joseph their son. Four years after, Arthur was instructed to take a visit Crythin Gifford in retrieving any credentials left by A. Drablow, the dead owner of the Eel Marsh House, the most desolate and isolated estate on a marshland, as the prelude to selling the house. During arrival, Arthur locates the villager cold, then unwelcoming, although he locates sympathy in Samuel Daily, the rich local landowner that invited him for dinner.
In the following morning, Arthur met Mr. Jerome, who tried to rush him away from a town. Undeterred, Arthur travelled to the Eel Marsh House. He was distracted there by the strange noises, the bolted nursery, and the spectral entity in the funerary garb. He perceived sounds on the marsh of the carriage and the screaming child, but saw nobody on a causeway. He then tried to alert a village constable who dismissed his concerns. The two kids entered a station with the sister Victoria, who had ingested lye, but then she died almost immediately.
That evening, Sam revealed that he and wife Elisabeth adrift their young son into drowning. Elisabeth suffered from hysterics which she attributed to her son talking through her. And when Sam attempted to get Arthur into Eel Marsh the following day the gang of local guys drove them off. Then, Victoria’s father blamed Arthur for her demise, as Arthur witness “that woman” at the Eel Marsh.
The film that is like, this is just as good as a production design and the setting for a story. Thankfully the team of Watkins did nail it there too. The Eel Marsh House out sides were Cotterstock Hall in the Northamptionshire, ideally foreboding, while a beautiful village of the Halton Gill in Yorkshire Dales takes the Hammer Horror change to be Crythin Gifford. But it is with an interior of the home where the creators excel, an absolutely upsetting and unforgiving place, brilliantly beneath lit of Tim Maurice-Jones to have that maximum scary effect.
Its ending is also altered from that in a novel, and this is already proving as divisive. How you will react to it will be up to the 2-fold interpretation, can dampen the total enjoyment of the image? Actually, there is no issue with that because at some point you will still be breathing heavily in your chair while watching it. The presentation of Radcliffe and the certification will make sure that the teenage viewers will flock to witness it, and lots of whom cannot take the “horror” movie that they are being after with. Hopefully a word can get out that in this really is a movie only for those that love a better boo jump ghost tale of the old, that the target viewers and that the people where reviews can be trusted.