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Another terrified adult!,
This review is from: The Woman In Black [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Like many other people, I first watched this in 1989 on Christmas Eve. I was 11, and it scared me to death.
I always kept and eye on the schedules so I could get my friends to watch it and see if I was just being a coward, and when it came back on again, I got my sister in law to watch it, not telling her about the infamous scene! I've never seen anyone scream or jump so much!
I hunted for ages on the internet and eventually found a copy of it to watch with my husband, and that was a big mistake!
It was still just as chilling, and hasn't really dated.
The Woman is so frightening, I can't look at her face or her silhouette!
I have to keep chanting "it's just Miss Lemon from the Poirot mysteries!" but it doesn't help.
As for the final scene - good grief. Horrible!
I got it off the shelf to watch at Christmas, but it's just sat there as I'm too scared. I know that when I watch it, I won't be able to sleep at night, or get out of bed in the dark.
Pathetic but true!
Thoroughly recommended, even more so in this day of gory, trashy horror.
A real story with pace, character and genuine fear.