FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Feb 15, 2010

23:45 - The Woman in Black

5 comments:

Nik Holmes said...

Went to see the stage version of this last year - much soiling of trousers was had by all. Unfortunately the world still awaits the stage version of american Gothic...

MaxTheSilent said...

Actually, I'm reading this book at the moment. And I have the movie on stand-by to check out after I'm done.

I love a good English ghost story, I do.

Stacie Ponder said...

There's talk of remaking this...I can only imagine how horrible it will be. She'll be all stupid and CGI...and it's rumored to be 3D. 3D!. 3D!!!!!

I mean, I'm a big fan of 3D, but come the fuck on. Talk about inappropriate.

Nik Holmes said...

If they did it in a similar vein to the Others, and they went for Avatar/Pixar style 3D where it was all about the depth and immersing the viewer. However I remember all to well the sight of lili Taylor getting medieval on Hugh Cranes ass a few years ago so we all know how even the greatest haunted house movie in the world can suddenly cgi the eyes right out of your face.

I'm a big fan of M.R. James myself, and one of the benefits of living in the UK is when the BBC randomly choose to show one of his stories at christmas time.

Perching Path said...

I love The Woman in Black, but I really thought it could have done without, y'know, that one scene. I jumped, then I relaxed, and the tension, which should have continued right to the very end as things followed Kidd home, was inappropriately dissipated.

The remake you mention would have to be unrecognizable. How do you make things you can't see 3D?
(Answering myself: By moving to an alternate reality where audio-only drama isn't a mostly-dead art-form.)