A small film review for day 6 of blogjune
On Sunday night, suffering Eurovision withdrawals, we settled in to watch the 2012 San Remo Song Contest which fired up with Nina Zilli belting out a classic Italian ballad Per Sempre. We knew Nina would go on to win because she represented Italy in Eurovision (although with a different song) but unfortunately it seemed to be all down hill after Nina and we fast-forwarded through the next few songs before calling it quits and instead put on a DVD of the new Hammer film The Woman in Black.
How wonderful to be able to watch a modern film in the classic Hammer horror style from the sixties and seventies.
Daniel Radcliffe plays a widowed young father sent to creepy Crythin Gifford in the north of England to settle the affairs of a woman who has recently died (in a haunted house obviously).
Haunted Eel Marsh House is almost a character in itself, wonderfully evocative and set on an isolated island at the end of a long causeway, surrounded by fog, graves, spooky trees and the apparition of a woman in black.
It’s so good to know that the film has been a success with a sequel already in the works, so classic Hammer horror might be making a comeback. I literally got the shivers a couple of times, it is genuinely spooky and thrilling in an old school way. The film looks beautiful, as does Daniel Radcliffe in the starring role, and there is an equally adorable dog…