The crime story is set against the music halls of Victorian London and follows a Jack-the Ripper-style serial killer nicknamed the Limehouse Golem and the rise and fall of a vaudeville star.
Reviewed by Mike Ferraro
Hammer Horror is a British production company that was birthed in the 50s but died in the 70s. Some of the films they’ve produced were interesting and often more macabre takes on the Universal Monster pictures of the 30s – like The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula AD 1972, and Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb. Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby perhaps being the most critically acclaimed entry. These highly influential films were certainly popular in their day, but Hammer’s popularity waned into the 1980s, where they all but disappeared. READ MORE
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.