Synopsis by Jeremy Wheeler
Hammer Films goes in for a second round of fright with this follow-up to The Woman in Black from a story idea by original author Susan Hill. Tom Harper directs. This entry opens in 1941 London, where the citizens live in fear of aerial bombings by the Germans. Schoolteacher Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and headmistress Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) are tasked with evacuating a small group of children to the countryside where they'll be safe, although probably not since their destination is the haunted mansion from the original (was there really nowhere else in Britain that could have housed two adult women and a half-dozen small kids?). Things start out gloomy and just proceed to spiral downwards, from disturbing dreams to waking hallucinations to actual death.
ghost, haunted, haunted-house, bizarre