"I've seen the theatre production 3 times, I own a copy of the 1989 movie. Both very good! I waited 6 months for the release of this movie, booked tickets at The Electric cin in Notting Hill...I really, really wanted this movie to be good like the original - sorry it is utterly dire. The remoteness of the house and Victorian village are both not believeable, unrealistic with a computerised/ digital feeling about it. I still ocasionally watch the original (holding my wife's feet for comfort as she sleeps - scares me every time). I love the book, the theatre production and 1989 movie. The 2012 is a turkey... very cold...in fact frozen to the core."