THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Premise: Recently widowed attorney Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe, in his first post-Potter role) goes to a remote village where a scary lady ghost is spooking the locals.
Behind-the-Scenes: This is the first movie to bear the "Hammer" films production credit in a few decades. Screenwriter Jane Goldman usually collaborates with Matthew Vaughn and previously wrote X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, and The Debt with him.
The Good: Packs a ton of scares into its 90 minutes. Has an enjoyably creepy old-school horror vibe, befitting of its Hammer Films heritage. The period production design is top notch.
The Bad: Radcliffe is miscast and too young for the role. He doesn't make any huge mistakes, but he doesn't really help the movie either. Most scenes find him walking down a big scary hall, or up and down a staircase. He sees a lot of crazy things, but never really acts terrified by any of them.
Should You See It?: Sure. If you like your scares PG-rated, The Woman In Black mostly delivers the goods.
Rating: *** out of 5 stars.