Woman in Black: The Angel of Death
Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox
Genre: Drama Horror Thriller
Country of Origin: UK Canada 2014 98 mins.
Released by e ONE
'Woman in Black: The Angel of Death' the sequel to the 2012 Hammer horror 'Woman in Black' with Daniel Radcliffe as widowed lawyer Arthur Kipps jumps forty years and introduces a new group of children to eerie Eel Marsh House.
When Headmistress Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) and young teacher Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) decide to take a group of eight schoolchildren away from the blitz of World War II London to the near-deserted rural village of Crythin Gifford it's the now-dilapidated hammer horror Eel Marsh House that becomes their home-from-home.
Will the spirit of Jennet Humfrye, the Woman in Black pop up and seek revenge as children play? Of course she will. There's creeking floorboards, shadows, dark corners, cobwebs and an eerie atmosphere but this sequel doesn't introduce anything new or have the shock value of the original.