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.
During his relatively lengthy career, Daniel Radcliffe has always gravitated towards projects dealing with the occult like Harry Potter, Equus, and The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror XXI.” Somehow, he still manages to look hella cute doing all them. “The man your man could be scared like,” we call him. If the new teaser trailer is any indication, Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie The Woman In Black seems to be right up his creepy, ghoul-ridden alley. Scary dark hallways? Check. Mysterious figures emerging from the gloom? Check. Adorable stubble paired with a period-piece suit? Check and check! Seriously, what other movie would Daniel have done, a rom-com? Maybe if it starred Katherine Heigl as some sort of supernatural she-beast hell-bent on righting an ancient wrong. Now that movie we would actually see. If you are Daniel Radcliffe’s casting agent, please call us. We have a million ideas just like this one.
According to IMDB, the plot of The Woman in Blackfollows a “a young lawyer [who] travels to a remote village to organize a recently deceased client’s papers, where he discovers the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.” Radcliffe will star across from Ciarán Hinds, set to play Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. There’s also a rumor that a How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying movie is in the works, with Radcliffe slated to play the lead of the film adaptation. Well…if they can agree to through in a giant snake and/or a means to communicate with the world beyond the grave, we can deal with the fact it’s a musical. At least, we’ll try.