Saturday, June 16, 2012
THE WOMAN IN BLACK (2012)
At first it's just random sounds that could be attributed to the wind or maybe birds but soon enough things escalate to eardrum exploding crashes that sound like somebody detonated an nuclear bomb in your backyard. Alternate that with scenes of crusty phantoms standing around looking sinister and you pretty much have the entire movie. I liked the first 20 - 30 minutes, it had a nice build-up, the house looked creepy and a sympathetic character was created out of the widowed Daniel Ratcliffe but once the ghosts started showing up there was nothing. Just boom, shriek, jump scene and repeat until end credits.
Worth watching, I guess, if you're easily amused and don't mind the sound of the Space Shuttle coming through your wall every five minutes. If you need me I'll be in my room watching THE SHINING.