In this spine-chilling Victorian ghost story, Arthur Kidd a solicitor, is sent to settle up the estate of a dead client, Alice Drablow. When he arrives at the small village of Crythin Gifford, he comes up against strong local prejudice and superstition. During the course of his work he is haunted by the sight of a sinister, mysterious woman dressed in black, who according to local custom, has put a curse on the village. In saving the life of a young gypsy girl, Kidd becomes embroiled in the macabre curse that haunts the village. His innocent interference fuels the wrath of the menacing figure known as 'The Woman In Black' and drives him to the brink of insanity.