If his enduring Harry Potter image makes Daniel Radcliffe seem young to play a widower, that's the role he has in this thriller - based on the Susan Hill novel - that succeeds in generating an eerie aura.
His character also is a lawyer sent to a village where everyone seems to be keeping a big secret ... which turns out to be a vengeful ghost, with children foremost among the specter's targets. Recent "Albert Nobbs" Oscar nominee Janet McTeer and Ciaran Hinds also star. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by director James Watkins and screenwriter Jane Goldman. *** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times