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THE WOMAN IN BLACK PLUS ANGEL OF DEATH FIRST LOOK

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK PLUS ANGEL OF DEATH FIRST LOOK

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 98m 33s

Release date 31/10/2014

BBFCInsight strong horror, psychological threat

Genre(s) Horror, Thriller

Director(s) James Watkins

Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Shaun Dooley, Alfie Field

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/10/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE WOMAN IN BLACK PLUS ANGEL OF DEATH FIRST LOOK is a cinema re-release of the 2012 feature, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, together with a preview of a scene from the forthcoming sequel, THE WOMAN IN BLACK - ANGEL OF DEATH. The main feature is a film version of the well known ghost story by Susan Hill, which has also been adapted for the stage. It follows the story of a young lawyer who travels to a remote rural village where he discovers a vengeful ghost responsible for the deaths of local children.

Threat

There are a number of scenes of supernatural horror and threat in which the ghost of the 'woman in black', as well as the ghosts of her victims, appear to and threaten the central character and others. While this threat is generally moderate, with more intense scenes broken up by other material and by a number of quieter periods in between the more frightening sequences, the sequence from ANGEL OF DEATH features strong and sustained threat.

Further issues include scenes in which: the ghost of the 'woman in black' appears to hang herself from a noose; a young girl smashes an oil lamp, causing herself to burst into flames; and a girl coughs up blood after ingesting caustic soda. There are also repeated verbal and visual references to a young boy drowning in a muddy swamp, to a mother dying in childbirth, and some dated uses of the word 'harlot'.

Details

Title
THE WOMAN IN BLACK PLUS ANGEL OF DEATH FIRST LOOK
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/10/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
98m 33s
Approved footage
8869+8
BBFC reference
DFF277407
Registration number
CFJ33777

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