GenreThriller, Mystery
DirectorsJames Watkins
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White
CountriesUnited Kingdom, Canada
Production year2011
Budget$ 17 Million
DistributorCBS Films
Running time01:34

Each time she appears, a child dies.


Based on the classic ghost story, THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House. Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been dying under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror. THE WOMAN IN BLACK also stars Ciaran Hinds (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY) and Janet McTeer (TUMBLEWEEDS), was adapted from Susan Hill’s novel for the screen by Jane Goldman (KICK ASS) and directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE).

Plot outline

A young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, leaves his son in London to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow in the village of Crythin Gifford. Upon spending a night alone in Drablow’s home, Kipps discovers the inexplicable and haunting truths that have sent Crythin Gifford into a state of terror – barricading their children from the Woman in Black.