I used to hate scary movies. A lot. I remember getting nightmares from Deep Blue Sea, hell even Dogma gave me nightmares.
But now that I'm a bit older, these movies don't bug me as much, albeit they're frightening at the time, but it doesn't follow me home.
So a last Friday a few friends and I went to go see The Woman In Black, featuring Daniel Radcliff trying to remove his type cast of Harry Potter, but I'm afraid it's too late for him.
The premise of the movie is, Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer and widower, (Daniel Radcliff) is assigned to handle the estate of, recently deceased, Alice Drablow. As he arrives to the town, he is consistently warned to not enter that house. But he must for if he does not, he will be fired from his job thus unable to provide for himself and his son.
The movie has its share of cliche scares, surprise tactics, loud soundtrack bangs and the like. Nothing really new in terms of the horror genre. Although there were certain parts that scare you like those "where's Waldo?" .gif files. Like a legitimate jump due to fear, not like "tapped on the shoulder while wearing headphones".
If the story has told me anything it's that there are a lot of movies where the protagonist is a widower. What gives?
The vibe of the movie was always uneasy, as if something was about to pop out at any given moment. I really hate the scenes in the house because there was a certain room in the house that was filled with porcelain dolls and vintage toys. To me that was the true scare of the movie. I hate dolls so much.
Should you go see it? Maybe. It's a good popcorn movie. Turn off your head and take it for what it is, if you're into horror movies and what not.
Case and Point
The Woman In Black is: Deep Blue Sea with more shrill screaming