Check out this trailer for the upcoming Hammer Horror film The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Ciaran Hinds.
For fans of the horror genre, the name Hammer is nothing new; the name “Hammer” is synonymous with a series of highly stylized Gothic horror and suspense films from the mid-1950’s-1970’s. These films often starred – of particular acclaim – the likes of Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed.
This production marks one of the company’s first major film productions in decades; most recently Hammer, in partnership with Relatively Media and Overture Films, released Let Me In, the English-language remake of the Swedish Let the Right One In. (source: Wikipedia)
I don’t know what it is, but something about this film intrigues me just enough to be curious to see what it is about; it looks like a proper old school horror film. Generally this is not the type of film I would gravitate towards, but it comes out at a time (February) when not much else is out in the cinema, so it may be worth a try.
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
The Woman in Black is scheduled for release on February 3 (US) and February 10 (UK).
Let me know what you think. I encourage those fans of horror, particularly of Hammer Horror to contribute their insight, as it is a subject I have only touched the periphery of.