The Woman in Black, a new film directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe, aims to inspire old-school chills. The film is an atmospheric creep-fest in the vein of haunted house movies like House on Haunted Hill, Poltergeist, and most recently Paranormal Activity.

The new TV spot fleshes out what we’ve seen in previous trailers with more chills and backstory.  We see fleeting glimpses of the incredibly remote peninsula where the story takes place, as well as the mysterious characters that permeate this murky world. We also get more of the enigma as to who The Woman in Black is, and why she might be terrorizing poor Daniel Radcliffe’s character. Ciarán Hinds adds to the creepy mood by giving an incredibly foreboding portrayal of a suspicious house guest.

Here is the official plot synopsis for The Woman in Black:

‘The Woman in Black’ tells the story of a young widowed lawyer (Radcliffe), whose grief over the death of his young wife puts his career in jeopardy. Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance. Directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE), written by Jane Goldman (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and co-starring Ciarán Hinds (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY) and Golden Globe®-nominee Janet McTeer (ALBERT NOBBS).

Check out the TV Spot below:

Daniel Radcliffe continues to impress as an actor.  First he dazzled us on stage as Alan Strang in “Equus” and now the former Harry Potter star stretches his acting chops even further. From the first frames of these trailers there is no trace of the boy wizard. This is a mature actor giving a mature performance, as a recently widowed lawyer.

All in all, the new TV spot continues the hope that we will get a good old-fashioned haunted house movie with some genuine creeps.

The Woman in Black opens wide February 3, 2012

Source: CBS Films