EXACTLY four more weeks until Halloween! This is, without a doubt, my favourite ghost story...
THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Susan Hill
|Seriously, do not read in the dark...|
I first saw this as a play in London when I traveled there with students. There were only three actors, and one of them didn't speak--but I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I had nightmares for months after, any time I thought about it. The book is even better. Technically it's more of a novella, but who cares?
Can you imaging my surprise (and absolute thrill) when I found out that Hammer Films (yes--THAT Hammer films) is bringing this to the big screen? Another version was done back in the 80's, but this one, with Daniel Radcliffe all grown up (and without a trace of HP to be seen) looks gratifyingly macabre--but don't take my word for it:
How am I going to wait until February to see this?!?!?! Just gonna have to read the book again, I guess! Happy Haunting (and reading!)!