Daniel Radcliffe gets spooked in The Woman In Black trailer

Period Hammer horror gets a new promo

At the moment, it’s difficult to imagine Daniel Radcliffe as anything other than Harry Potter, but this new trailer for The Woman In Black puts him in a whole new light. Candle light, to be precise.

Set in the Victorian era, James Watkins' adaptation of the famous novel stars Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village to settle arrangements for a recently deceased client.

It’s in this ridiculously creepy house, full of old dolls covered in cobwebs, that he discovers the vengeful ghost of a woman scorned. Should have been obvious, really.

The trailer features some mute clips of the film’s more tense moments, with standard creepy music and a poem about the Woman of the title (read by a young girl) as soundtrack.

When thinking of Daniel's big screen career, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is ‘the boy who lived'. Will The Woman In Black change that to ‘the man who can act’?

Think you’re brave enough? Check out the trailer in full:

The Woman In Black opens on 10 February 2012.

Has Daniel finally put on his big boy acting pants? Did The Woman In Black trailer make you have to change yours? Let us know!


    • ChrisWootton

      Aug 17th 2011, 12:50

      oooh quite spooky... I thought this was a Hammer movie? I get a bit confused with all the different company names appearing. Only grumble (and there's always one) is the American kid voice over.. Why American?

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    • jamiehalus

      Aug 17th 2011, 13:32

      Even though he doesn't say a word, Radcliffe's acting still looks c**p. Which is a shame as the trailer looks good.

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    • dalebiskit

      Aug 19th 2011, 14:46

      Trailer looks cracking, very atmospheric and disturbing, (particularly the end, even though you know it's coming) but I'm with Wootton on the use of an American child. I hoped for a moment she'd turn out to be Irish, which would've been passable. I thought creepy British kids were a staple, but I guess they've got to pander to the modern USAudience. I just hope she's not one of the characters, shoehorned in for cross-Atlantic appeal.

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    • jceaser

      Aug 20th 2011, 2:05

      unfortunately no matter what radcliffe does from here on in, the first thing people will associate him with is Harry Potter.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 21st 2011, 17:18

      Looks really good, I might take a trip to the cinema for this.

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