Day 29: The Woman in Black (2012)

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Welcome back for Day 29 of our 31 Days of Horror series! Only two more days after today….EEP! This will be my final review of the month, and Charles will bring it home with reviews on Days 30 and 31. Today, though, we’re talking about James Watkins’ The Woman in Black (2012). This movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is an adaptation of Susan Hill’s 1983 horror novella of the same name. Interestingly enough, The Woman in Black is also an immensely successful stage play in London–the second longest-running play in the history of the West End, after The Mouse Trap. Several years ago, my husband and I happened upon a production of the play …

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Day 28: [Rec] (2007)

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It’s Day 28 and I’m reviewing our last film from the 2000s, which is [Rec]!! [Rec] is a Spanish film that was later remade into Quarantine, but they’re both found footage movies and… I don’t like either one of them. I have to be upfront: I just don’t like found footage movies. The gimmick quickly wears thin and I grow impatient as the filmmakers constantly come up with new excuses for a person to be recording what’s happening instead of just abandoning the camera and running away (like any normal person would do). I also get annoyed at the characters on-screen yelling at the cameraman. That seems to be a …

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