This Movie Trailer Might Make You Pee Your Pants

When I first heard that Daniel Radcliffe was going to star in the movie version of The Woman in Black I was super excited.  I feel a strong connection to that story since I survived seeing the play when I was in London.

Why do I say “survived” seeing the play?  Because the play is freaking terrifying!!  When I was in London, I latched on to a lovely group of theater majors who were also on the trip and we went to a lot of shows together.  I think I went to 12 in all during the three months I was there.  I missed most of the big ones (The Lion King, Wicked, Chicago, etc.) but offhand I remember seeing Les Mis, Stones in His Pockets (the play Dan went to with his parents and met David Heyman for the first time……not a play for kids btw), Mama Mia, Noises Off, Private Lives (with Alan Rickman!!!) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Brendan Fraser).  It was easy for us to go to so many plays because if you had a student ID you could get any last minute tickets for super cheap right before the show started.

Well, one evening Josh asked if I wanted to go see The Woman in Black.  I said sure, whatever, because I had no idea what I was getting into.  Not until we got to the theater and I saw all the super creepy posters did I realize that this was a SCARY play.  I figured, “how scary can it be?  It’s a play, it will be so easy to tell that everything is fake!”  I could not have been more wrong.  The Woman in Black is soooooooo terrifying.  I don’t even remember much about the plot, just that this young dude spends some time in this spooky house and a woman in black keeps appearing.  It may sound kind of lame, but trust me, it is anything but.  At one point during the show, the woman actually walked down the main aisle of the theater and everybody screamed bloody murder.  If I hadn’t been safely up in the cheap balcony seats I would have run out into the dark streets of London by myself to escape the horror.

So anyway, enough rambling.  I figured that since I survived the play, the movie would be no problem at all.  Well, after seeing this trailer, I think I am going to skip this movie until I can watch it in broad daylight, surrounded by family and friends and my cats.

Awwwww man!  Why did I have to watch it again??  Now I am going to have nightmares for days.


Edit:  I just found the website for the play!!

5 Responses to “This Movie Trailer Might Make You Pee Your Pants”

  1. 1 Jeyna Grace August 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    There’s a play? wow… i should check it out. i have never been to horror plays and ghost lady walking down the aisle sounds exciting!

    • 2 ngtjennifer August 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      Oh my gosh it was so creepy! But it was a great experience because we were all screaming and reacting together in the theater. The sound and lighting effects were great in creating lots of jump out of your seat moments. And of course, after the walk down the aisle, we were all waiting for her to pop up in the seat next to us.

  2. 3 ngtjill August 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

    OMG. Ok, so I actually first heard about this on Stephanie Perkin’s blog ( because I just happened to check that part in my google reader first (I tend to save NGT stuff for last). HOLY CRAP, does the preview look awesome. It’s a FANTASTIC scary movie trailer. Creepy music, not too many jumpy moments, just a huge pile of uneasiness (Is that a word?), like you KNOW something is going to happen. Ahh, suspense! That’s the word I’m looking for. I LOVE suspense movies!!! Jen, I am so jealous you saw this as a play. It’s kind of hard to believe it could work as a play, but it sounds incredible. I’ve posted about the Audrey Hepburn film Wait Until Dark before, but that’s another awesome suspense film that was a play. I would love to see either of these in play form, but I can do with just waiting for The Woman in Black to come out. I’ll just have to make sure I see it during the day, so I don’t leave the theater at night. 🙂

  3. 4 ngtlindsay August 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I totally can’t wait to see this movie and I am SO not a horror person! True story – Amber and I tried to watch The Exorcism of Emily Rose and she had to turn it off about 30 seconds in because I started hyperventilating under my blanket.

    Also, my drama club did Wait Until Dark when I was like a sophomore or something in high school and it was SUPER suspenseful! Like, I knew all of the actors but they scared the crap out of me! And I even worked on lighting for the show, so I’d seen them rehearse it a bunch too. I’m just a big scaredy cat I guess.

  4. 5 ngtjennifer August 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I tried looking on the internet to see where this play might be showing around here, but apparently I do not know how to use the internet because I could not find anything.

    The reason my friend Josh wanted to see this was because he was IN the play at Simpson, so it is definitely being performed in colleges and stuff like that.

    And Jill, I agree that the trailer is so well done. Perfectly creepy without giving away too much.

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