The Woman in Black

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

With Harry Potter finally behind him, Daniel Radcliffe brings this longtime English scare entity to the big screen. London solicitor Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) is sent to settle the affairs of its recently deceased owner. Years earlier, Alice Drablow lost her son in the nearby marsh. His cries can still be heard. Kipps comes to learn the truth of the creepy village, the title woman and a startling fatality rate for local kids. Radcliffe is great, and the movie is an entertaining horror film, even if we’ve seen it before.

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