Daniel Radcliffe in 'Woman in Black' Proves There's Life After 'Potter' (VIDEO)

Daniel Radcliffe in 'The Woman in Black'Daniel Radcliffe in 'The Woman in Black'I'm not one for scary movies. I just can't get over the fact that it's all "pretend" as I sit there squeamishly staring at the screen through my fingers every time something goes bump. However, I could definitely see myself making an exception and heading to the theater this weekend for Daniel Radcliffe's first big-screen venture post-Potter, The Woman in Black, debuting in theaters nationwide today.

Directed by James Watkins, The Woman in Black follows Radcliffe's character Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, as he travels to a remote village and discovers a vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who's terrorizing the locals. It sounds freakishly scary, but definitely a must-see. I'm so overly curious to know if Radcliffe can pull off another character besides Harry. See what the critics have to say in their The Woman in Black reviews, here:

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Claudia Puig, USA Today:

As opposed to modern horror flicks like the Saw movies, where gruesome violence can almost blunt fears, The Woman in Black is a tasteful, old-school frightener, emphasizing suspense and foreboding over blood and guts.

Richard Corliss, Time Magazine:

The Woman in Black is a welcome addition to the old canon; renouncing innovation, embracing anachronism, it’s almost The Artist of ghost movies. To anyone who fancies throwback stories of the supernatural, there’s nothing so appealing as a well-preserved corpse.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone:

The Woman in Black doesn't break new ground, but in its suggestions of fine film ghost stories, from The Innocents to The Others and The Orphanage, it works you over with riveting restraint.

Dana Stevens, Slate Magazine:

I'm well aware that The Woman in Black's embrace of old-school creaky-floorboards scare tactics may have hardcore horror aficionados scoffing. All I know is, when I had to walk down a dark hallway at home the night I came back after seeing it? Reader, I ran.

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News:

Every child actor (and stage parent) could take a lesson from Daniel Radcliffe -- Harry himself -- who has approached his post-Potter career with remarkable poise ... Though Woman never rises above its status as a traditional genre thriller, that's perfectly fine. It was made with intelligence and commitment, and it chieves its goal: to keep us looking over our shoulders long after we've left.

Seems as if like Radcliffe's broken the Potter stereotype. Watch The Woman in Black trailer, here:
Are you a Daniel Radcliffe fan? Are you planning on seeing The Woman in Black?



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