‘The Woman in Black 2′ Trailer: In Which a Lady Ghost Scares a Young Boy
The first 'Woman in Black' film was a minor hit, giving the newly resurrected Hammer Films their first franchise and allowing Daniel Radcliffe a chance to expand his acting chops beyond shouting "Expecto patronum" a lot. Now, the 'Woman in Black 2' trailer has arrived, and while it's lacking in the Radcliffe department, it certainly has plenty of stock in the "scary lady ghost jumps out at children" department.
Set decades after the events of the first film and following an entirely new set of characters, the sequel centers on a group of children and their caretakers who escape the London Blitz and take refuge in the very, very haunted Eel Marsh House. This means we can probably look forward to a bunch of terrified young kids desperately trying to warn the adults about the ghost that's going to kill them all, only for them to get shrugged off until it's too late.
We have to make a bunch of assumptions about 'The Woman in Black 2' (officially titled 'The Woman in Black: The Angel of Death') because this trailer is a brief exercise in mood, not plot. This could mean that every scene where characters speak is laughable, but it could also represent confidence on the part of the distributor, who knows that horror movies are sold on premise and nothing more. The first film was creepy and fun, and that's all we want from sequel, honestly.
Here's the official synopsis:
Forty years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
'The Woman in Black: 2' will open on January 30, 2015.