This story is set in England during the Edwardian Era in a little town in the countryside. Three girls were having a tea party not far from a large vacant manor, then without warning a mysterious sound has suddenly bewitched the girls who end up dead a short time later. In London a widowed lawyer named Arthur Kipps has fallen on hard times after the death of his wife. His employer has given him the job to sell a large manor called Eel Marsh House, however Arthur is warned that failure to sell Eel Marsh House will result in the termination of his employment. Before setting off for the countryside, Arthur places his son Joseph in the care of a Nanny while he is away on business.
When the lawyer arrives into town in the vicinity of the manor, he is surprised at the lack of warm welcome, as if a malevolent presence is dwelling there. Much to Mr. Kipps chagrin he is having an awful time trying to find a room for the night. To his relief a kind man by the name of Samuel Daily invites Kipps to stay with him in his home, later Arthur meets Elizabeth Daily the wife of his host.
The next day he is set with the task of organizing the estate documents of Eel Marsh House, however he finds the task very challenging because of the strange noises in the manor. Events only get worse when a young girl is found dead by her brothers after drinking lye. Later Arthur discovers letters from the former owner Alice Drablow and her sister Jennet Humfyre regarding Alice's nephew Nathaniel. It is discovered that Nathaniel drowned in the marsh. Shortly before taking her life, Jennet cursed the town. When exploring the room once occupied by Nathaniel he encounters the victims of "The Woman in Black".
Later Joseph arrives with his nanny to see his father while he sorts out the affairs of Eel Marsh House. Kipps and Daily decide to end the curse by recovering Nathaniel's body and place it on the bed in the unfinished nursery. This was not enough to satisfy Jennet's spirit which later goes after Joseph. Arthur tries to save Joseph from the curse only to die and then encounter his wife Stella in the afterlife.
Verily, one first good, scary turn for Daniel Radcliffe deserves another. British studio Hammer Films has confirmed that the former "Harry Potter" star will follow up 2011's suspenseful, scary financial success "The Woman In Black" with the direct sequel also based on another Susan Hill story, "The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death". The follow-up's story will take place 40 years after the original installment's eerie events, according to IGN, and will be scripted by "Desert Dancer" screenwriter Jon Cocker.