Maybe it says something about The Modern Times We Live In that we’re more terrified by creepy toys than by your standard serial killer, but when they cut to that decrepit antique baby doll in the first second of The Women In Black trailer, fuhgeddaboudit. We could have been driving that carriage away faster than you could say,”Oh god, there’s a crusty-eyed clown doll too!”
In the grand tradition of horror films, however, Daniel Radcliffe’s dashing protagonist instead chooses to hang out in a haunted marsh house waiting for the titular lady in black, despite the fact that she clearly is controlling those monkey toys from beyond the grave. “I also do like playing slightly disenfranchised characters like Arthur is in The Woman in Black,” the Harry Potter star told MTV last month. “He’s someone who’s grieving and whose grief has put him to the edge of madness and also has sort of made him ostracize himself from society. I guess I like the dark stuff. I find it more interesting.” The movie is slated to come out February 3, 2012, meaning our last full-night of sleep will be on the night of February 2. Before the dolls descend. Forever.