I first heard of this book from “For Book’s Sake” a blog also featured alongside to your right…On October 31, Sarah posted a book perfect for celebrating the hauntingly fun day. She claims it is so spooky that “I would still end up checking all the rooms in the house before I went to bed and flinching at any odd noises in the night. It’s simply that spooky.”
It’s a small book, but it did look highly, highly interesting. I added it to read, but found that my library does not carry it. But…Today I popped over to KnopfDoubleday’s site to see what new was being offered and found this book being featured as it will be released again due to the fact that Daniel Radcliffe (Mr. Harry Potter) will be starring in the movie adaptation of Ms. Hill’s ghost story.
And geepers creepers!!!!!!! Have you ever seen a trailer creepier and spookier than this one?????? I’m sitting here looking over my shoulder and shivering right now! Just listen to the eerie, creepy, spooky wind howling through the opening of it! YIKES!
From KnopfDoubleday: The Woman in Black is a classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. The book has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe and is slated to open in the United States on Feburary 3, 2012.
Radcliffe will play Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Kipps’s routine business trip quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black.