This weekend, there’s a highly anticipated match-up between two impressive competitors. They’ll be butting heads, indoors, for glory that’ll last through at least the next few months. There are some big names involved. Oh, and I guess there’s a big football game going on, too.
I’m referring to two spectacular ghost stories that hit theaters this weekend–The Woman in Black and The Innkeepers. The big names include Daniel Radcliffe, the Hammer studio, Ciaran Hinds, and… well, I guess The Innkeepers has Kelly McGillis. Other than Paranormal Activity 3, there’s been a bit of a dry spell for wide-release horror films. To get two films in one weekend seems like an embarrassment of riches within that context. And to have two of this particular quality, our cups runneth over. Let’s break these down and see where they’re similar, where they’re different, and then I’ll give my preference. Continue reading