So now that it’s Halloween, even though horror is not really my thing, I’ve stumbled upon the trailer for Angel of Death, which is the sequel to The Woman in Black. I might not be the biggest horror fan out there, but this movie looks so bad, it’ll probably be good. Lord knows that I laughed my ass off during the first movie.
I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked that The Woman in Black is actually getting a sequel, since a lot of horror movies get one, but at the same time, I wasn’t really expecting it. The original movie didn’t do that well—only a 66% on Rotten Tomatoes. And one of the few things I did like about it—a lack of gore—is actually one of its more heavy criticisms. As such, I wouldn’t be surprised if Angel of Death ended up being bloodier altogether.
With the exception of a few movies here and there, I generally avoid motion pictures in the horror genre. Something like Vampires and Lycans is okay, but dead people popping out at me with sinisterly loud music flaring up in the background always results in my screaming and covering my eyes, no matter how stupid the scene may be. One of the main reasons I try to avoid this category is that nowadays directors and writers seem to have misplaced the definition of “scary” with the definition of “gory”. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with the movie my friend and I went to see just a couple nights ago.
Welcome to another Trailer Tuesdays! Let’s look at The Woman in Black.
At first glance this trailer is really nothing special from any other horror movie. It’s got creepy dolls, creepy music, creepy rhyming, and my favorite, creepy children. But let’s be honest as to why all of us are filled with glee over a horror movie that seems relatively typical– Daniel Radcliffe.
I’m very excited to see Daniel Radcliffe in something that isn’t Harry Potter. He’s already made a name for himself in musical theatre and recently on SNL, but now we get to see him in another movie and that’s very exciting.
Daniel Radcliffe aside this particular horror does have some notable things going for it in the trailer. The trailer makes the movie seem like a slower more subtly scary movie, and not the more typical ones that are coming out now a days that either are filled with gore or filled with cheap scares that make you jump once and then you’re over it.
All in all the trailer isn’t amazing, but there is enough appeal to make me want to see this movie.