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The Woman in Black opening scene

TheWomaninBlack.jpgThe opening scene for The Woman in Black has been dropped online and I have to say that I'm a little underwhelmed by it. I had hoped that it was going to start creeping me out from the word go as the trailers have all given the impression of a strong psychological horror with little of the clichéd out and out scares.

However the opening scene doesn't really work well for me and perhaps that's because it's out of context or is just a foundation for the scares that are to come, personally I think it's the latter.

The Woman in Black is written by Jane Goldman and directed by James Watkins and really has my excitement up because I'm hoping for a strong horror thriller in the true sense of the word and no silly jokes or clichéd horror moments, and so far it's been looking good.

Yet the opening scene isn't as creepy I had hoped, judge for yourselves.

So that was it. I'm sure it's because this is an early scene in the film and is an instigating event. I've written a few sentences analysing why it might not work and why I'm not feeling the way I thought I would after seeing it, but the problem is that it is out of context and it is just the beginning of the film.

From the strength of the team involved and the trailers I've seen so far, I'm not taking this to heart for the film.



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