Tinkling music in the background lends an eerie air to the voice of a young girl reciting a poem in the teaser trailer for "The Woman in Black," Daniel Radcliffe's first movie since the last "Harry Potter."
"During afternoon tea, there's a shift in the air, a bone-trembling chill that lets you know she's there," the girl's voice says, while spooky images and scenes are shown in the trailer.
The trailer, which features creepy Victorian dolls, somber little girls and scary mansions, promises a spine-chilling movie with an eerie atmosphere.
Radcliffe plays a young lawyer who travels to a remote British town to sort out his deceased client's last affairs. There, he discovers the ghost of a scorned woman, the mysterious "woman in black."
Radcliffe's pale lawyer look is reminiscent of Johnny Depp's detective character in "Sleepy Hollow." The scenes are well shot and the few glimpses of the ghost in the trailer are quite scary.
"It's going to be terrifying, and at the test screening they had, apparently people were leaping out of their seats terrified, so I think it's just going to be a really, really good movie," Radcliffe told MTV News.
The film is directed by James Watkins and scripted by Jane Goldman, the co-screenwriter of "Kick Ass" and "X-Men: First Class."
It is based on Susan Hill's 1983 novel. A stage adaptation by Stephen Mallatratt, which was first produced in 1989, is still performed in London's West End. The movie is scheduled for release Feb. 3.
Watch the trailer of "The Woman in Black" on You Tube.