2012 (UK, Canada, Sweden) ( Drama/horror/thriller)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer
Director: James Watkins;
A Member’s Choice Film. This film is probably one of the most potent, spooky screen adaptations of a ghost story ever made. Radcliffe gives a clear-eyed, plausibly grown-up performance as Arthur Kipps, a lawyer summoned to a remote mansion to settle its recently-deceased owner’s estate. Kipps is a young widower, which perhaps makes him more susceptible to whispers about the house’s tragic past. A local landowner (Ciarán Hinds) lets slip a few details about a mysterious, cloaked woman who’s occasionally glimpsed at the window, although Kipps learns a great deal more about her when he decides to spend the night at Eel Marsh House himself.
(1 hr 34 mins)