3 Beware her Legend.................Kevin1075 | 28/05/2012 | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer It's not that I didn't enjoy this film - but this is not really a faithful adaption of the original Susan Hill ghost story. It's really more of an adaption of the source and makes several changes that I have to say I don't think improved things.The main one being the markedly different backstory and arc in the film given to the main character Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) as he travels to remote England to deal with the affairs of the late Mrs Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Soon realising however, that within the dark and old house, lie more than a few secrets from the past................and just who is that mysterious black clothed figure he keeps seeing out the corners of his eye? It is so completely different that I can only imagine either screenwriter Jane Goldman simply didn't understand the source material or all she could think of to update it was to essentially make it a derivative version of things we've seen before many times.Essentially headlining his first film outside Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe is OK but plays everything a little one note as well.However, this is not to say the film is without is moments. Broadly speaking it has plenty of old fashioned atmosphere, even if it does rely on too many jump scares in it's first half and the main night of Arthur's terror in Eel Marsh House is a very well constructed and quite genuinely spine-tingling excercise is tension and scares and forms the centrepiece of the scares of the film and so do a few other moments along the way.And in terms of the broader changes made to the story then the 'new' ending does work. It just didn't work for me personally because I felt the changes made by screenwriter Jane Goldman simply were not good enough or even needed in the first place, which renders this film merely average for the genre.