‘The Woman in Black’ Trailer #2 Is Determined To Creep You Out

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black teaser The Woman in Black Trailer #2 Is Determined To Creep You Out

There are two breeds of horror movie nowadays: those that aim to give you a jolt via ghastly kills and those that aim to send shivers down your spine using old-school atmospheric techniques. Next year’s The Woman in Black clearly falls into the latter category.

Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe is officially leaving his days at Hogwarts behind him with The Woman in Black – and he’s got the facial hair to prove it. Judging by the film’s latest teaser trailer, it was a good move on his part.

Here is an official synopsis for The Woman in Black:

“The Woman in Black” follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

Now check out the second Woman in Black teaser (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

Spooky monkey dolls playing instruments, creepy little girl voiceover, shadowy haunted houses, foggy surroundings, mysterious eyeless specters – seriously, this Woman in Black trailer includes just about every supernatural horror story cliché or trope in the book and uses it to unnerving effect. That also means that Radcliffe gets to spend most of his time either looking mildly disconcerted or fleeing for his life, but it’s pretty easy to sympathize with the guy. After all, who wouldn’t run around like a pansy if they were trapped in a creaky house in the middle of a grimy bog, surrounded by freaky little kids and a seemingly mad-as-hell ghost?

Woman in Black director James Watkins has only been at the helm of one other film (Eden Lake), but he appears to have done an excellent job of executing plenty of old-but-golden scary movie filmmaking techniques here. Likewise, so long as screenwriter Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) has done a good job of adapting Susan Hill’s original novel into an engaging mystery tale where the inevitable twists and turns aren’t readily predictable, The Woman in Black could be a memorable new addition to the ghost story genre.

Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black The Woman in Black Trailer #2 Is Determined To Creep You Out

“Haunted house” flicks have been making somewhat of a comeback recently, between the success of Insidious and upcoming titles like The Woman in Black, Dream House, and this month’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Not all of those soon-to-be-released titles seem equally promising, but it’s a good time for horror fans who like films that try to give them nightmares after the fact – and not just make them jump when a character is brutally murdered during the movie.

The Woman in Black arrives in U.S. theaters on February 3rd, 2012. It will hit UK theaters a week later, on February 10th.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Can’t wait! Radcliffe fits the role ;D

  2. This trailer sent chills down my spine. Count me in screenrant :D

    • Same here – very creepy!

      Vic

      • Agreed, Radcliffe looks good too, honestly, I always thought he would just look like Harry Potter, and I could never watch him again, but I stand corrected. Good for him.

  3. looks like it could be a good shot in the arm to the tired horror vein. Nothing wrong with a classic haunted house flick as long as its well done and the characters are interesting.

  4. The premise reminds me alot of Sleepy Hollow which I though was ok. I am interested in seeing Radcliff in a grown up role after HP (I saw H2$, he’s not a comedic actor). Film looks promising, let’s hope it delivers, if anything, a smooth transition for Radcliff.

  5. This is my type of horror film. Atmospheric horror. I am so tired of the torture porn that is actually considered “horror” these days. This genuinely looks creepy.

  6. Another vote for classic horror here.
    I avoid the modern gore fests.
    This looks first rate so far.

  7. I’m totally stoked for this!

    I’ve seen the play before and it’s still one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. I just hope that they stick with the spookiness without trying to introduce gratuitous blood and gore. It’s not necessary at all to make a truly terrifying experience.

  8. Expecto Patronus Harry! It’s behind you!!! I’ve been excited about this movie for awhile. Although the trailer does have evey “supernatural horror story cliché or trope in the book”, the movie should bring something new to the table. I dont think Radcliffe would have signed on if it was just your average supernatural thriller. Having a multi-billion dollar franchise (and a rabid fan base) behind you, I think you may be a little choosy with your roles. I can’t wait for this one.

  9. Curious to see whether or not this helps propel Radcliffe’s post-Potter career.

  10. I dont think Daniel Radcliffe is going to have any troubles with a post HP career. He’s a talented young man with ambition and because of his name, he will see lots of very good scripts – and he seems to be smart enough to choose good ones.

    Looking forward to this!

  11. hmmm this looks creepy lookin forward to seeing Daniel in a new role!!

  12. Nice!!

  13. Hm…actually looks pretty creepy. Don’t believe I saw any CGI either, which already puts it miles ahead of most horror movies

  14. This kind of horror really appeals to me. Gore isn’t scary, but this is.

  15. Looks amazing, but why does the young girl narrating have an American accent?

  16. This film has all of the things that truly give me the chills in it.

    Old dolls(especially clowns), little girls in white or bright clothing who completely don’t belong in the creepy setting, and creepy old women(Mary Shaw still creeps me out).

    I am so there.

  17. Uh-oh, guess I’d better get my checkbook out! This looks like one I would buy the DVD for!

  18. “After all, who wouldn’t run around like a pansy if they were trapped in a creaky house in the middle of a grimy bog, surrounded by freaky little kids and a seemingly mad-as-hell ghost?”

    Lol, rich! :D

    Yeah, definitely seeing this one…Good Lord, that was creepy…

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