I have recently watched this wonderfully spooky and atmospheric chiller again, which is based on the novel by Susan Hill, and stars Daniel Radcliffe as a recently widowed lawyer named Arthur Kipps, who is haunted by and trying to come to terms with the death of his first wife, who died during childbirth. Kipps is sent on a business trip to the remote East Coast town of Crythin Gifford to attend to the outstanding paperwork and estate of a recently deceased reclusive old lady named Alice Drablow who lived in the remote and rather dilapidated EEl Marsh House that can only be reached at low tide via the rather dangerous Nine Lives Causeway, which is submerged at high tide and surrounded by thick disorientating sea mists and treacherous marshes.
Whilst at Eel Marsh House He starts hearing strange noises on the marshes and keeps seeing visions of a mysterious woman in Black. He informs the locals, who are curiously reluctant to talk about what is going on and warn him to stay away from the house, At first he dismisses it all as superstitious nonsense but as he goes through Mrs Drablow’s paperwork he uncovers the heartbreaking story of her sister who had a child whilst unmarried and was forced to give it up for adoption and watched helplessly as the child died in an unfortunate accident in the marshes.
Then whilst at Eel Marsh House Arthur starts to witness a series of inexplicable Events which gradually become more terrifying and are followed by a series of inexplicable deaths among the children of Crythin Gifford and he soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a nightmare and begins to suspect that he and his young son may also be in mortal danger too.