The Woman in Black
Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, 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.
Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a lawyer who lost his wife during childbirth. He looks at his son’s crayon drawings of himself and asks why his son has him frowning in all of them. His son tells him it’s because that’s how his face looks. Arthur decides he can work as a lawyer and move on with his life. But he finds it’s not that simple. He sees a woman, a specter, wearing black and this spirit encourages children to harm themselves.
Viewers should be warned that there are several jump scenes in this movie which might alarm them with such things happening as a faucet suddenly pouring out water and a bird appearing suddenly to fly overhead. Daniel Radcliffe does a fine job of conveying fear and tension in this movie but due to the heavy occult themes and violence, such as a character spitting up blood, we cannot award our Dove Seal to this movie as being family friendly.