to be watching The Woman In Black without anyone to hide behind?

(37 Posts)

Will I have to sleep with the light on?!

ShabbyButNotChic Fri 28-Jun-13 23:04:03

Ive always loved horror films but i just cant watch this for some reason! Ive started it 3-4 times then turn it off after about 10 mins, something about it just really freaks me out!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 28-Jun-13 23:05:11

I really didn't find it scary. I think there might be something wrong with me.

I read the book beforehand and only felt moderately uneasy.

BridgetBidet Fri 28-Jun-13 23:05:53

I didn't find it scary, I hadn't even read the book. It was just a predictable old Hammer Horror to me.

Myliferocks Fri 28-Jun-13 23:06:42

I've read the book and I didn't find that scary but I haven't watched the film yet.

Same here Shabby.
I bought it for Christmas, watched maybe 15 minutes and that was it.
Didn't get to any scarey bits but DH went off to bed so I couldn't carry on.

It's in it's box

<<wimp emoticon>>

HoHoHoNoYouDont Fri 28-Jun-13 23:08:40

I didn't find it scary at all. After all the hype I was really disappointed. I spent most of the time crying laughing at the hysterical girls sat in front of me who were terrified and were jumping out of their seats at the slightest thing.

EndoplasmicReticulum Fri 28-Jun-13 23:10:48

Eek! I watched it in French and it was still scary.

I'm not good at things that make me jump though.

BuntyPenfold Fri 28-Jun-13 23:11:55

I was petrified. Hated it.

PollyPlummer Fri 28-Jun-13 23:13:26

Flipping Eck, I wouldn't be able to. I shit myself watching it with dp. I even had to ask him to sit on my sofa and hold my hand blush
I am not usually easily scared but something about it really freaked me out.

2cats2many Fri 28-Jun-13 23:13:47

I alternated 'watching' it from behind my hands and with my fingers in my ears. It was reall bloody scary!!

AlfalfaMum Fri 28-Jun-13 23:14:03

I watched it with DH and I was bloody terrified, one of the scariest movies I've seen ever. I wouldn't dare watch it alone. Yabu grin

UnrequitedSkink Fri 28-Jun-13 23:14:26

Urgh, I nearly climbed under my seat in the cinema at one point. There's no way I could watch it alone, am impressed by your foolishness bravery OP.

Helpyourself Fri 28-Jun-13 23:15:07

I've seen the play and was petrified. Do you know what's coming.
I'm watching captain Corelli's mandolin. Spoiler alert- I think there's a snake coming...

HormonalHousewife Fri 28-Jun-13 23:15:26

What you are going to start watching it now ? alone ?

You are one brave cat !

FreudiansSlipper Fri 28-Jun-13 23:15:54

Yes you will

But be thankful that it is not the tv adaptation that is far more scary it has only been shown once

I just got to the last 20 minutes of Paranormal Activity 4 then switched it off. I wouldn't even attempt to watch Woman in Black.

It didn't help that the toddler sneaked downstairs and whispered "mum" in a creepy voice.

BuntyPenfold Fri 28-Jun-13 23:17:16

I love Captain Corelli film but the book is awful.So grim.

Woman in Black is both terrifying and so so sad.

zukiecat Fri 28-Jun-13 23:18:26

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Loulybelle Fri 28-Jun-13 23:19:53

Woman in Black, freaked me out for a week, Hills have eyes, still makes my skin crawl.

Remotecontrolduck Fri 28-Jun-13 23:23:50

Film is absolute crap in my opinion. I have read the book and seen the stage show, which is really good. Far superior to the film.

ravenAK Fri 28-Jun-13 23:24:07

I teach the novel for GCSE.

The film's a bit too jump scary & silly to be genuinely creepy in a lasting way.

My year 10s enjoyed it - & laughed their socks off at ye olde TV adaptation, which is notorious but isn't actually that scary if you watch it now tbh.

We've just watched 'The Shining' as part of our work on the haunted house genre. The verdict was 'Yeah, that actually did proper shit me up, miss' from one of my likely lads!

That said TWiB will make you jump. Wouldn't fancy watching it on my own late night for the first time.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Fri 28-Jun-13 23:24:42

Oh yes the tv one is much scarier! And Whistle and I'll Come to You... Bloody hell!

I'm not quite alone, DD is downstairs in her room. She just rang my mobile and made me jump though flippin lazy arse teenager

I think the solution is to have the sound off and the subtitles on, no sudden noises or creepy music grin

raisah Sat 29-Jun-13 07:36:16

I watched the tv version when it was on in the late 90's and I was terrified. I got my sister to stand outside the loo as I was petrified but couldnt hold it in for much longer.

I havent seen the new version yet.

wanderings Sat 29-Jun-13 07:38:10

Yes; the 90's TV version was really and truly scary. I haven't actually seen the modern version; I'm wondering if it's worth it!

drudgewithagrudge Sat 29-Jun-13 10:51:31

The film is pants!

I've seen the play twice and was even more terrified the second time because I knew what was coming.

I often go to tend my parents grave on a Saturday and because it is a pretty church there is very often a wedding when I perform my sad duty. I am tempted to wear the full WIB outfit and stand at the edge of the churchyard then when some hapless guest does a double take I'll duck down behind a tombstone and frighten the life out of them.

cory Sat 29-Jun-13 11:31:09

I loved the play, but didn't think much of the film at all. Lots of takes of Daniel Radcliffe wandering around with the same facial expression.

Mandy2003 Sat 29-Jun-13 12:05:56

Just for you... when you think it's safe!

miemohrs Sat 29-Jun-13 12:19:41

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zukiecat Sat 29-Jun-13 14:54:49

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WildlingPrincess Sat 29-Jun-13 14:59:00

It terrified the life out of me! I'm a bit wimp though sad

LilacBreastedRoller Sat 29-Jun-13 15:17:27

It did make me jumpy, but the effect was offset by the fact that I was sitting in front of a row of teenage boys who shouted things like "Use your wand!" and the names of appropriate Harry Potter spells at Daniel Radcliffe whenever things got sticky grin.

havingamadmoment Sat 29-Jun-13 15:46:54

I watched this, I normally can't watch horror of any kind but I managed this for some reason !

thebody Sat 29-Jun-13 15:52:03

I loved it. What do you think if the ending? Is the wib helping him by helping him to go hack to his wife or was she hoping to j

thebody Sat 29-Jun-13 15:52:27

Bugger, just collect the kid?

Tattle Sat 29-Jun-13 15:58:44

It isn't a scary movie for me.felt predictable when watching it.
As a rule though I don't watch horrors/thrillers alone just Incase wink

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