This is the second time this tale has been filmed. Last time it was a superb, creeping dread affair, scripted by legendary writer Nigel Kneale (Quatermass). This time around, Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) ramps up the action, to the point where the bumps and scares are so frequent that they lose any impact. The film works so hard to frighten that there’s little space for genuine terror to fester.
The Woman In Black reviewed for The Weekly Review