The Woman in Black
By Brian Lafferty
February 3, 2012 (San Diego) – Grading horror movies is the same as grading comedies; whether the film works is dependent on a certain reaction from the audience. Just as a comedy’s success is based on laughter, a horror film’s success is based on scares. During the screening of The Woman in Black, the critic sitting next to me kept covering his eyes and looking away from the screen. I, on the other hand, sat through the film mostly ramrod and admittedly unemotional.