Some quotes about Woman in Black

“Ghost stories have to have a point beyond frightening.”

Susan Hill

 

“Darkness is a powerful ally of terror; something glimpsed in a corner is far more frightening than if it’s fully observed.”

Stephen Mallatratt

 

“When you see horror stories, particularly those about aliens, we know they couldn’t exist, so ultimately they don’t frighten us.”

Susan Hill

 

“As the play progresses, the tension tightens so that the pauses become more terrible than anything you actually see.”

Sarah Crompton, Daily Telegraph, 03 June 2004

 

“The fear is not on a visual or visceral level, but an imaginative one.”

Stephen Mallatratt

 

“A fictional ghost has to have a raison d’etre otherwise it is pointless and a pointless ghost is the stuff of all the boring stories about veiled ladies endlessly drifting through walls and headless horsemen riding by – and riding by – and riding by…for no good reason, to no purpose. My ghost cannot let go of her grief or her desire for revenge, she has to go on extracting it…”

Susan Hill

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