Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Woman in Black


Have you ever wondered what kind of movie might be the result if someone fell asleep after reading Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies and dreamed a plot that was influenced by their pre-slumber reading? Watch the 2012 horror movie The Woman in Black with this concept in mind, and you will see one version of this dream film.


Apart from the first deaths (children falling, but not down the stairs like Amy), you will notice marked similarities with the letters J, M, R, Q, & V throughout the film. The exterior and interior of the remote house where the main plot takes place is straight out of a crosshatched drawing by Mr. Gorey. Even the title character looks like she stepped directly out of an illustration. Guaranteed to produce fidgets if you enter into the spirit of the film.



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