Woman in Black 2: An­gel of Death (15)

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

For her sec­ond haunting, the tit­u­lar spirit waves good­bye to orig­i­nal lead Daniel Rad­cliffe and in­stead ter­rorises a group of kids in WW1 Lon­don.

Lon­doner Tom Harper helms only his third fea­ture film and strug­gles to blend in the same men­ace James Watkins brought to the first flick.

The big­gest mis­take he and writer Jon Cro­ker make is to side­line the mon­strous men­ace.

Another prob­lem – pretty fa­tal for a hor­ror movie – is that it’s just not very scary.

Fo­cus is more on drama, with the odd jump thrown in, and a cred­i­ble hero­ine in Phoebe Fox’s teacher Eve.

An­gel of Death is one spooky se­quel that fails to build on the eerie orig­i­nal’s prom­ise.

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