Daniel Radcliffe’s The Woman In Black the most complained about film of 2012

Orlando Parfitt
Yahoo UK Movies News
11 July 2012

Daniel Radcliffe horror movie - ‘The Woman In Black’ - is the most complained about film of the year so far according to British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

It attracted 120 complaints, three times as many as 2011’s most complained about movie, ballet drama ‘Black Swan’.

[Related feature: Most complained about movies of the last decade]
[Related feature: The silliest movie complaints sent to the BBFC]

On the BBFC website they warn that the film - which sees Radcliffe play a young lawyer who visits a remote, haunted village - contains "a number of scenes of supernatural horror and threat".

The issue may have been the rating. ‘The Woman In Black’ had six seconds of cuts made to ensure it got a '12A' .

The BBFC told us that they would not reveal the nature of complaints until next year, but admitted "some people felt the film was too scary at '12A'".

The controversial certificate was introduced in 2002 after school kids complained that the old '12' rating (i.e. no one under that age was allowed in) barred them from seeing 'Spider-Man'.

The BBFC introduced the softer '12A', which allows youngsters under that age to see the film if accompanied by an adult.

The vague rating however has been a constant irritant to the BBFC, with the vast majority of their complaints reserved for '12A' films that were felt to be too grown-up for the age bracket.

These include 'Casino Royale', 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' and 'Beowulf'.

The most complained about film of all time in Britain is ‘The Dark Knight’, which received 364 complaints in 2008. The rating? '12A'.

Have you seen 'The Woman in Black'? Did you think it was too scary for kids? Let us know below...

Watch the trailer for 'The Woman In Black'

What to read next

New Planned Community in Frederick Co. Now Open

Grand Opening of two-car garage and non-garage townhomes at Landsdale, an amenity-rich community near Baltimore, MD. Prices from the mid $300s.

Earn Your Masters Online with University of Miami

Reach your professional goals sooner with UOnline. Our online masters programs are designed especially for working professionals. Learn more today!


Connectivity and entertainment with the available UCONNECT® Theater in the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Apply Today! Earn 50,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Terms Apply.

Special needs transportation?

Try Reach A Ride: your resource for special needs transport info.

Hydraulic Cylinders For Sale

Variety of Hydraulic Cylinders for standard size replacements and custom applications. Fast shipping and one year warranty!