Pros: several good scares, creepy, atmospheric, good score, good acting
Cons: ending style seen before, volume fluctuated between very quiet and very loud
Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, is sent to the mysterious Crythin Gifford to go through the house of a deceased client. The locals are suspicious and superstitious, trying to force him out of town. His desire to stay increases when he spots a woman wearing black around the grounds of the secluded house and tries to find out who she is.
This is a great horror movie. It's got some fantastic acting (with Daniel Radcliffe as the laywer), creepy sets and a wonderfully gothic atmosphere. The music helps set the scenes and paves the way for some good scares.
I saw this film on an airplane, so the extreme fluctuations in sound between whispers and shouts was distracting. This wouldn't be a problem when watching the film at home. I also found the twist ending familiar (having seen similar things done in a number of horror films).
If you liked The Ring or The Others, you'll like this.