New International Trailer for “Woman in Black” Has a Homage to “Potter” and is Still Creepy as Hell

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The Woman in Black is a new chance for Dan Radcliffe to prove his acting chops while carrying a movie — and it looks like he’s going to be successful yet again. A new trailer for the film has hit the web, and this one appears to have a brief homage to Radcliffe’s “Harry Potter” days hidden within.

The Woman in Black, a supernatural thriller set in 1950s London, stars Dan Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who leaves the city and his son to settle the estate matters of his recently-deceased wife. “When Arthur stays the night all alone at the Drablow’s foreboding house, he hears the screams of a drowning child and sees decaying children listlessly wandering the marshes. He will soon discover these haunting figures share the same date of death, and the same killer.”

This trailer has more flashy scenes and “big bangs” and manages to remain just as creepy, if not creepier, as the first few trailers we’ve seen. It’s clear that this movie will not fall into the category  of “cheesy boring horror” films, but can Dan Radcliffe carry this niche film to box office success?

Oddly enough, the trailer starts out with a very Harry Potter-esque scene featuring an old-school train similar to the Hogwarts Express as well as some very Potter-sounding background music. Homage to Potter or just a coincidence?

Check out the latest trailer:

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