Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a lawyer who lost his wife during childbirth. He looks at his son’s crayon drawings of himself and asks why his son has him frowning in all of them. His son tells him it’s because that’s how his face looks. Arthur decides he can work as a lawyer and move on with his life. But he finds it’s not that simple. He sees a woman, a specter, wearing black and this spirit encourages children to harm themselves.
Viewers should be warned that there are several jump scenes in this movie which might alarm them with such things happening as a faucet suddenly pouring out water and a bird appearing suddenly to fly overhead. Daniel Radcliffe does a fine job of conveying fear and tension in this movie but due to the heavy occult themes and violence, such as a character spitting up blood, we cannot award our Dove Seal to this movie as being family friendly.