A Few Details For THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGELS OF DEATH Emerge!!
THIS piece at ShockTillYouDrop offers a few details about the WOMAN IN BLACK sequel we heard about a while back.
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.
I wasn't altogether sold on the notion of a follow-up to THE WOMAN IN BLACK when I initially learned about it - the first film seemed so well-considered and carefully balanced, I kinda hated to have its wonderful aftertaste diluted. However, I will say that I find the above rather notion interesting and quite promising. I have a tremendous fascination with both ghosts and World War II, so colliding the conceits here pretty much sends me over the moon.
No word yet on a director for ANGELS OF DEATH, nor the project's ETA. We do know, however, that Jon Croker will script based upon original ideas developed with WIB novel author Susan Hill.
More as we know more...
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June 13, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST
by Nick Friesen
movie was pretty good. I'm not sure about a sequel
June 13, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST
by terrence horan
June 13, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST
Otherwise it's racist. >:(
June 13, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST
Fuck children- I like to kill adult patients now. Just have zombies do it if you're just randomly making up bullshit.
June 13, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST
Oh well they'll write something. Overall I found the first one to have good production and sound design. A
few earned jumps and several cheap ones. Ultimately I wasn't invested in his character. He's jumping into pits of blackest hell and I wasn't afraid for him.
June 13, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST
...along with both film versions, but why this? No need but greed.
June 13, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST
Are the Kids in the town that escape her the first time around!! DUN DUN DUN!!
June 13, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST
this is just another story about some mousy chick (I'm looking at you Danny R) being run roughshod by the spirit of a psycho beeyatch for the duration ultimately culminating in her failure to save anyone and a lame and most non-heinous demise. Well, at least they could then follow that one up with a third movie where a young family buys the house and the WIB sucks the baby into the TV set, wherin they must then employ a height-challenged paranormal investigator to figure out how to get her back and find out that the house was built on an old burial ground which then implodes and is sucked into the ground quicker than an SUV sliding into a sinkhole in Florida... At least that would be original. Just sayin'
June 13, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST
by Ray Tchoulakian
Did you see the same movie I did? I thought The Woman in Black was abysmal. Nothing happened for most of its run time - it was almost completely Daniel Radcliffe walking around the huge house by himself after he hears weird noises the whole time. That kind of film only works when you really, REALLY care about a character, but I didn't care about him nearly enough to want to see just him walking around. I certainly wasn't left with any "wonderful aftertaste" when it was over, merely relief.
June 13, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST
You should seek out 'Sapphire & Steel: Assignment 2', if you haven't seen it. A haunted railway station, a ghost hunter and a 'darkness' feeding on the resentment of the dead combatants of WW1 and WW2. Great stuff, it's on for just under 4 hours, IIRC? In fact, seek out 'Sapphire & Steel' full stop.
June 13, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST
by Raptor Jesus
All these 'modern' ghost stories where the ghosts rack up a big body count....they're ridiculous. Ghost stories are supposed to be mysterious, not full of stunty-death scenes. If ghosts could kill people it would not be mysterious, everyone would know it. Go watch 'The Uninvited' with Ray Milland. Horror, no. Mystery, yes. And a helluva lot better movie than 'The Woman in Black'.
June 13, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST
WiB was a great stand alone film and concept. Leave it alone. Don't ruin the character like they did Samantha in The Ring. Remake these classics sure, but then STOP.
June 13, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST
it didn't follow the original, and they're making up a sequel that didn't exist, so why couldn't they call it something else and let someone who actually wanted to make the film make it???
June 13, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST
Samara. Did you ever see what they did to the original character, Sadako, in the 'Ring' series? They went in an even dafter direction than the US series. And then there's the upcoming 'Sadako 3D', with the character going from haunting videotapes to haunting the internet. Who's writing this crap? They might as well have Sadako possessing MechaGodzilla and having a face-off with the Transformers.
June 13, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST
now THAT movie I'd go see!!!
June 13, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST
The actual 'The Woman in Black' is the antithesis of this film version. There's an old BBC adaptation available that is absolutely fantastic.
June 13, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST
June 13, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST
That film had class.
June 13, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST
I know a "Big Hollywood Producer" who would like to speak with you in detail about your ideas regarding this Ring/Godzilla crossover universe. Do you think we could work a giant spider in there somewhere?
June 13, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST
Are we talking biological or mechanical? Either could work, I suppose. Beware... MechaTarantula!
June 13, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST
Well at least Radcliffe is not in it. I don't usually mind it too much, but in the Woman in Black he was TOTALLY miscast! He looked WAY TOO YOUNG! http://wp.me/p19wJ2-sU
June 13, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST
Only with mental patients instead of kids (same difference) and the second world war instead of the Spanish civil war. Ho-hum...
June 13, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST
by Christian Sylvain
They'll give you nightmares for a week.
June 13, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST
What's the deal with Kid With Mouth Open?? Ever since The Grudge everyone seems to think that if you have a ghost in a movie you have to have Kid With Mouth Open. Is that scary?? Oooh - kid. Then BAM!! Kid has their mouth open!!! OOOOOHHHH scaarrry. I guess Kid With Mouth Open really gets to some people. Woman In Black, despite everything good that it had going on for it, leaned on Kid With Mouth Open way too much - even resorting to, yes, Woman With Mouth Open for its scares. Just lame and over used. Jody the Pig in the Amityville remake had it, that horrible Goyer movie, The Unborn had it. Everyone has it. Newsflash: Kid With Mouth Open is NOT SCARY. Please, please, please stop using it and find some real techniques for scariness in horror movies. Please. Please, super-please. It's worse than shaky-cam. Really.
June 13, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST
by Squinty CGI Flynn
June 13, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST
Forcing a sequel is going to paint them into a corner, because how much more of this particular story will people want to see? We know the mystery now, so there's no mystery. Instead, they should take the approach that the Hammer of old took, and make an ongoing series of films with similar creepy vibes, but unconnected stories. Pick a few key actors and make them revolving protagonists and antagonists. People like things that are reliable. A lot of people like watching, say, Radcliffe in a film. They could establish an almost Harry Potter-like sense of warm, reliable familiarity if they develop a consistent vibe and cast that people will trust to be enjoyable. The success level won't be huge, but it will be more than substantial enough to keep the enterprise going. But a sequel? That just makes me think of Blair Witch Project 2. Dead end.
June 13, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST
I saw it, but I was fucking shitfaced drunk at the time. So the only things I recall were Harry Potter being a truly terrible actor and some nice visuals. Jane Goldman wrote it, so it was probably at least decent.
June 13, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST
by paul burnett
How 2 guys on stage with a bare amount of props can scare a packed theatre was mesmerising.
June 13, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST
That's funny, I guess we're two of a kind!! In that respect I'll watch it when it arrives on Blu-ray, cause i love me some moody horror!
June 13, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST
...come on....you know you were thinking it.
June 13, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST
Your Girl's Face As I Eat Her Out > Prometheus > Your Girl's Face As You Eat Her Out > Avengers > Your Mom's Face
Emma Watson surely a shoe-in for Woman In Black 2? You know it makes sense!
June 13, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST
So what else is new in Hollywood?
June 13, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST
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June 13, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST
by Boo Cocky
June 14, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST
June 14, 2012, 12:38 a.m. CST
...this is where they send the marines in?
June 14, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST
My cousin saw The Woman In Black for a second time and jumped out of his skin in all the same places as the first time he watched it. That's editing and direction at its best.
June 14, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST
The answer to that is: NO.
June 14, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST
June 14, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST
by Sodomy Redux
Also, after that terrible ending for Woman In Black, I don't think I want to see a sequel.
June 14, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST
by Sodomy Redux
She's a ghost nun now, folks!
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