The Woman in Black was a self-contained story, so when I heard there is a planned sequel in the works, I didn’t know what to make of it. Of course they could go the prequel route instead, or throw another parent and child into the mix.

Writer Jon Croker had a different idea in mind and provided a synopsis:

“Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant.  Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons.  Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.”

It blew away my expectations for a sequel.

The atmosphere in the first movie was immersive and drew me in; it was creepy and almost dream-like. The feeling of dread was always there.

So the idea of that atmosphere coupled with a military mental hospital can throw it into some really disturbing territory. There’s a lot of potential there. And I’m looking forward to it.