History Literature / TheWomanInBlack

5th Dec '16 11:24:42 AM captainpat
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Not to be confused with WomanInBlack.

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Not to be confused with WomanInBlack.



* WomanInBlack: the titular spectre appears as a woman in mourning clothes. It's in the title, guys.

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* WomanInBlack: the titular spectre appears as a woman in mourning clothes. It's in the title, guys.



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2nd Mar '16 2:08:32 AM dvorak
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* SwampsAreEvil: a marsh, actually (for those unclear of the difference, a swamp is a wet-land in a forst while a marsh is a wet-land on the border of a lake or ocean), but it ''is'' haunted and directly caused two deaths (three if you count the horse) and indirectly caused a whole bunch of others (because of the ghosts unliving there).

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* SwampsAreEvil: a marsh, actually (for those unclear of the difference, a swamp is a wet-land in a forst while a marsh is a wet-land on the border of a lake or ocean), ocean, with lots of grass and salty soil), but it ''is'' haunted and directly caused two deaths (three if you count the horse) and indirectly caused a whole bunch of others (because of the ghosts unliving there).
18th Oct '15 1:25:43 PM dvorak
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* SwampsAreEvil: a marsh, actually (for those unclear of the difference, a swamp is a wet-land in a forst while a marsh is a wet-land on the border of a lake or ocean), but it ''is'' haunted and directly caused two deaths (three if you count the horse) and indirectly caused a whole bunch of others (because of the ghosts unliving there).
25th Jun '15 9:15:34 PM Willbyr
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A 1983 novel written by Susan Hill, with a 1989 MadeForTVMovie adaptation and a (still-running) 1989 stage adaptation. The story centers on a young solicitor, Arthur Kipps, who goes to a small market town on the east coast of Britain to attend to the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, an elderly widow who lived alone in solitary Eel Marsh House. She lived in a house isolated on an isle that is inaccessible for most of the day when the causeway floods. Oh, and it is haunted by her sister and mother of her adopted son (who died in an accident while still very young) Jennet. Whenever she is seen, a child dies.

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''The Woman in Black'' is a
1983 novel written by Susan Hill, with a 1989 MadeForTVMovie adaptation and a (still-running) 1989 stage adaptation. The story centers on a young solicitor, Arthur Kipps, who goes to a small market town on the east coast of Britain to attend to the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, an elderly widow who lived alone in solitary Eel Marsh House. She lived in a house isolated on an isle that is inaccessible for most of the day when the causeway floods. Oh, and it is haunted by her sister and mother of her adopted son (who died in an accident while still very young) Jennet. Whenever she is seen, a child dies.
14th Jun '15 2:47:50 PM dvorak
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* DemonicPossession: At the climax of the book, Jennet forces Arthur to feel all the negative emotions she did when her son died.
14th Jun '15 12:58:30 PM dvorak
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* CorpseLand: The town of Crythin Gifford and surroundings is a minor version; a haunted house, swamp, and town all in close proxemity to each other.
* DeathGlare: The ghost has this expression on her face at all times.



* FacialHorror: Arthur finds the Woman in Black's face creepier and creepier each time he sees it; at best, it looks near-skeletal.

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* FacialHorror: Arthur finds the Woman in Black's face creepier and creepier each time he sees it; at best, it looks near-skeletal. Then he notices the [[DeathGlare expression of bounless malevolence on her face]]...
14th Jun '15 12:45:32 PM dvorak
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* QuicksandSucks: Played straight.

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* QuicksandSucks: Played straight. In the novel, it makes a "horrid sucking, draining sound"; Arthur goes for a dip in an attempt to rescue [[spoiler: Mr. Daily's dog Spider]] and attributes a malevolent dragging sensation to it. In the film, he goes in to [[spoiler: Recover Nathaniel Drablow's body]]. In all versions, it's the cause of Nathaniel Drablow's death and what precipitates Jennet to haunt the town.




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* WomanInBlack: the titular spectre appears as a woman in mourning clothes. It's in the title, guys.
16th May '15 10:21:40 PM nombretomado
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In 2012, [[HammerHorror Hammer Films]] released a feature [[Film/TheWomanInBlack film]] version starring DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's Harry Potter onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.

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In 2012, [[HammerHorror [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]] released a feature [[Film/TheWomanInBlack film]] version starring DanielRadcliffe.Creator/DanielRadcliffe. Coincidentally, the 1989 version starred Radcliffe's Harry Potter onscreen father Adrian Rawlins.



* HammerHorror: Bears all of the moodiness and foreboding of a Hammer Film. Appropriately, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lReemWmO5o they are producing the Remake, which takes the atmosphere]] [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]

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* HammerHorror: Film/HammerHorror: Bears all of the moodiness and foreboding of a Hammer Film. Appropriately, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lReemWmO5o they are producing the Remake, which takes the atmosphere]] [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]
18th Mar '15 4:27:44 AM LahmacunKebab
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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB; the face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge.
** [[spoiler:In the theatre version, she appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB; the face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge.
** [[spoiler:In the theatre version, she appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The WIB; the face alone qualifies her for the post. She kills children whenever she appears, and takes a fiendish delight in using the deaths for revenge.
** [[spoiler:In the theatre version, she appears to the actor, who reveals that he has a wife and son, similarly to Kipps before they died. Kipps cannot see her. The play ends as the actor claps his hand to his mouth in horror, then runs offstage...]]
18th Mar '15 4:23:01 AM LahmacunKebab
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* JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so...instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.

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* JustEatGilligan: Kipps has to review all of Alice Drablow's documents, a task that will take several days at least. This apparently necessitates him staying in the creepy haunted house over several nights to do so... instead of, for example, reviewing said documents in the relative safety of the town.
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