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The Woman In Black review

Back (in black) at cinemas

Re-released for Halloween (and, er, pre-sequel publicity), Daniel Radcliffe’s pre- Horns leap from Harry to horror is a loving tribute to old-school Brit-chills. Even now we know he’ll thrive post-Hogwarts, Radcliffe impresses as Arthur Kipps, the solicitor, widower and father with an invested interest in the afterlife.

Kipps gets every ghostly cliché tossed at him, but director James Watkins and writer Jane Goldman make surer work of it than Hammer-clanger The Quiet Ones : the balance between edge-of-vision shadows and DanRad’s screen-centre face puts the care into scares.

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