What I've Been Watching: The Catch-All Film Thread
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February 19th, 2012, 11:23
The Woman In Black
Really liked this one. A few too many jump scares (though one actually worked really well - and I almost did jump), and an actor that's a few years too young for the part of the protagonist - but otherwise a pretty perfect classic horror story.
Fantastic atmosphere - and I'm a big fan of these very simple and effective plot structures. Most of the horror was built up slowly - in that old-fashioned gothic "haunting" style. Strong imagery - and a great supporting cast. I especially liked Ciarán Hinds as the benevolent friend.
If you're tired of gore buckets and visually depicted torture, this is the film for you.