First look–The Woman in Black

By Jason McClain (@JTorreyMcClain)

I’m not sure about you, but I’m always looking for a good movie to see in January and February.  (If you’ve already seen all of the Oscar nominated films, they can be a pretty bleak movie going months.)  In the spirit of our examination of scary movies leading up to Halloween, I have a feeling this movie will be in the wheelhouse of the writers of as well as the readers.  Here’s the trailer:

So, just to recap, here are the elements of the movie we can see in the trailer:

1)  Daniel Radcliffe

Boom.  If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’re probably already sold.  If you’re a fan of English men with sideburns that ride in horse drawn carriages, and really, who isn’t, then you’re really in luck.

2)  Weird Dolls

If you watch Doctor Who you probably saw this season’s “Night Terrors.”  I don’t need to tell you that dolls coming to life or just watching you from a corner make everything feel eerie.

3)  A Poem Slowly Read

It took a couple of listens, but anytime you have a vaguely sounding nursery rhyme spoken beneath a bunch of scary images, it brings out a feeling of dread.  Add in the fact that the voice is a young girl and it gets worse, much worse.  Which brings us to the last item from the trailer…


Get out of my head people.  I’m tired of being scared.  I’m beginning to think that the worst possible place on the planet to be at any moment would be a Justin Bieber concert, and while just listening to the music and maybe dancing in place, because you know, it’s the Biebs, every single tween girl turns around as one and stares at you with eyes that have turned completely black.

Shudder.  Never mind.  Pay no attention to those last sentences.  I don’t want that movie being made.  Well, at least until I get to see The Woman in Black.  Give it a few months until after I see this and then make it.  I’m sure by then, I’ll be ready to be scared again.

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