The story revolves around a young wizard, I mean solicitor, by the name of Arthur Kipps who is sent to a small seaside village to settle the estate of an old widow. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing. Ignoring the townspeople's warnings, he goes to the house where he discovers its horrible history and becomes ensnared in its even more horrible legacy. Woo ha ha ha. Scared yet?!
Judging by the trailers so far it looks as though the filmmakers are getting the right balance between atmosphere and shocks. Anyway have a look here (via TotaFilm) but make sure you watch it at work and not at home before you go to bed! I’d also advise anyone who is interested to take a peek on Amazon for the 1989 version, or at least read the reviews if you don’t want to take my word for it. The new adaptation is out in February 2012.