ADVERT BREAK: Daniel Radcliffe’s “The Woman in Black” Ghost Story Competition

The Woman in Black is based on the world famous ghost story by Susan Hill.  The film follows the fate of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.

Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances.  When those closest to him are threatened, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror. The film is scheduled to be released in the UK and Ireland on February 10th, 2012.

How can you take part? A competition to find the UK and Ireland’s scariest story launched today! Click behind the cut for a message from Daniel himself and details on how to enter:

Beginning this Halloween, 31 October, budding writers will be able to submit their own original short story to THE WOMAN IN BLACK YouTube channel.  The winning entry will be recorded by Radcliffe and included on THE WOMAN IN BLACK DVD and the winner will win a trip to London to attend the Premiere of THE WOMAN IN BLACK in early 2012. Daniel Radcliffe announced the competition with a reading of an iconic scene from Susan Hill’s original novella.

The competition will run exclusively on YouTube.   Entrants have to upload short videos of themselves reading their original ghost story through the film’s official YouTube page – www.youtube.com/thewomaninblackmovie.  The competition closes on the 20th of December 2011, whereupon ten finalists will be chosen and voted for by the public.  The winner will be announced on the 6th of January 2012.

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