The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (released as The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death in some countries) is a 2014 British supernatural horror film directed by Tom Harper and written by Jon Croker from a story by Susan Hill. It is the sequel to the 2012 film The Woman in Black, and is produced by Hammer Film Productions and Entertainment One.
Helen as: Jean Hogg
Release Date: January 01, 2015 (UK)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Directed by: Tom Harper
Written by: Susan Hill, Jon Croker
Cast: Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine, Oaklee Pendergast
Links: Official | IMDb
As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.
One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil than the city’s air raids. Eve must now confront her own demons to save the children and escape the wrath of The Woman in Black.
In April 2012, Hammer Films announced that there would be a sequel to The Woman in Black, titled The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. Originally, the official plot synopsis was different to that of the final film: “Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh House has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realises 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.”
The screenplay was written by Jon Croker though the original novel’s author, Susan Hill, was approached to help with the story. In October 2012, Tom Harper was announced as the film’s director. In April 2013, it was announced that Jeremy Irvine will play the lead role. Rumours circulated that Daniel Radcliffe would briefly reprise his role from the first film but this never came to pass. Principal photography for the film began in early 2014.