15 June 2012

Daniel reads the winning story of the Woman in Black YouTube ghost story competition

Back in October 2011, I did post about the YouTube ghost story contest for all the fans in the UK. The winning story, fear of hue by Nicky Torch, is read by Daniel and will featured on the DVD/Blu-ray & digital download. The video is released today by the official The Woman in Black UK. Facebook page.

Momentum pictures press release:
To celebrate the DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download release of THE WOMAN IN BLACK, on Monday June 18th, Daniel Radcliffe, star of the thrilling ghost story, today released a video of himself across YouTube and Facebook reading the winning haunting tale from last year’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK YouTube ghost story competition.

The competition was a resounding success with 177 harrowing, spooky stories submitted that were whittled down to ten finalists. Fans were encouraged to vote for their favourite story from 21st December to January 5th, 2012 in what was a fiercely competitive contest. Budding young writer Nicky Torch, 16 from Lancashire beat 177 other haunting and harrowing tales to become the winning entry with her story ‘Fear of Hue’.

Talking about winning the competition, Nicky says, “I entered but I had no idea I would win, I was happy enough to get in the top ten and I can't wait to see Daniel read my story!”

Nicky’s prize for winning the competition was to attend the world premiere of The Woman in Black and to have her story read out by Daniel Radcliffe on the DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download release of the film.

The stories shortlisted for the final ten were selected on the following judging criteria: creativity, originality and writing style, with the winning tale being voted the spooky favourite by fans on YouTube. Kristin Ryan from Momentum Pictures said “We’re delighted that The Woman in Black has inspired this winning ghost story and to have Daniel Radcliffe read this out is a real treat for fans.”