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Still haunted by The Woman in Black: the bone-chilling power of ITV's long-lost horror classic

Pauline Moran as The Woman in Black
Pauline Moran as The Woman in Black Credit: Rex

Nigel Kneale's bleak, underappreciated 1989 film of The Woman In Black has only been shown on TV twice. But its ghostly legend will never die, says Tom Fordy

There is a scare in the 1989 TV adaptation of The Woman in Black (a scare known by the relatively few people who have seen it as simply “that moment”) that’s up there with the most terrifying things ever seen on British television.

三级成人视频After a long night of ghostly torment in Eel Marsh House – haunted by voices, self-unlocking doors, and a ball which bounces itself – bumbling solicitor Arthur Kidd (Adrian Rawlins) is in the grip of a fever dream when – ARGH! – the Woman in Black comes for him, screeching a sound of pure, soul-curdling horror....

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