Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Posted: January 3, 2015 in Movies
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Woman in Black 2 moves forward in time from it’s predecessor, this time being set in 1941 during the air raids. During World War II while the Germans bombed London many children were sent off to the country side to be safe. This same historical event was also used as the beginning for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe which started the Narnia series, and its last film adaptation played up more on the air raid background.

Unfortunately for these children they are sent off to a place more horrific than the magical land of Narnia. Two adult women take the children to the abandoned house from the first movie. The story focuses on one particular child whose just lost both his parents. He doesn’t speak, and only communicates through written notes.

Eerie events begin to unfold, largely centering around the mute child. One of the adult women has something revealed from her past that ties into the story. The body count is fairly low, and the third act provides a pretty interesting setting adding a minor twist to one of the characters.

It’s a sequel that stands on its own, which I like. You don’t have to see the first one to get this, and it could almost be it’s own film. It’s not as scary as the first one, but the first one maintained a sense of dread throughout, which is almost impossible. Still, this is a solid horror flick, and left me curious to where a part 3 could go.

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