The Woman in Black is set in the early 1900s and is about a young lawyer (and widower) who travels to the incredibly eerie Eel Marsh House to take care of a dead woman’s papers for his law firm. The villagers are less than happy to see him and pretty much everyone tries to convince him that what he really needs to do is leave town (preferably NOW), but since he’ll get fired if he doesn’t do his job, he presses on. Soon he starts seeing a creepy woman in black and the village’s children start dying in incredibly scary (and fairly gruesome) ways.
I can’t believe I waited so long to see this movie! It’s insanely creepy. Daniel Radcliffe did a fantastic job as Arthur Kipps and the backstory is very good. (I’m not spoiling it.)
I really should do a post with my favorite horror movie clichés, but one of them has to be when the protagonist completely ignores when people tell him to leave. And when there are exactly two people in the village who are kind to you (and one of those two is pretty obviously mentally ill to some degree), you should probably bow to the majority.