Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Director: Tom Harper. Cast: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox. 98 min. Rated PG-13. UK/USA/Canada. Horror.

Yet another decent horror movie destroyed by an atrocious sequel. While watching this film and its nonsensical story (why on Earth during WWII would you shelter schoolkids in a haunted house at the end of a treacherous road?!), I had some moments of revelation. For instance: Why would ghosts sneak up from behind you and scream in your face? Why? When film-makers place silent still-motion shots in a movie, don't they know we know a horror shock is coming? How many horror movies a year do they watch? How many horror movies in total have they seen? Do producers who invest ...

Mo says:


  1. What an awful movie, it reeked of 'we need a sequel and we need it now'. I only hope that this is a flop so we are not expected to sit through The Woman in Black 3. I did jump once but that was it, I was fighting off sleep for most of the film and even the end didn't rise above mediocrity. I just didn't care for any of the poorly drawn characters and would have preferred it to turn into a gore fest but of course it didn't. I will make sure I let any friends who enjoyed the first movie to give this a miss.

    1. There were so many plot holes and loose plot lines, I can't even count. Who was that old guy who kept popping up? Why did the Woman in Black follow them to the air strip? Why was she interested in this boy? What did she have against the teacher? What was that speeding through marsh road all about? It just goes on forever.

      By the way, speaking of gorefest: Have you seen "Cabin in the Woods"? It's a very smart spoof of the "Evil Dead/Cabin in Woods" horror subgenre. I'm sure you'll love it.

  2. He was speeding through the marsh road as the tide was coming in and he was afraid of water but yes the plot was a Swiss cheese!

    Yes I did see and enjoy 'Cabin in the Woods'.