THE WINDOW is an independent American horror film, retitled THE LADY IN BLACK here in the UK in order to cash in on the Hammer remake of THE WOMAN IN BLACK and its sequel. It's nothing like the Hammer film, instead what we get is a slice of psychological horror about your everyday guy who finds himself haunted by weird and disturbing visions. Is he going out of his mind?
Unfortunately you won't care because this truly is appalling stuff. It's an amateur hour level production all round, with an unknown cast failing to act to the point of woodenness, and a flabby script that goes all over the place without anything really sticking. When the film first starts I thought it showed the odd bit of potential here and there, however as the running time progresses many scenes just consist of characters sitting around and staring out of windows. There's no ghost or horror stuff, not really, and in the end the only thing that sets in is a sense of crushing boredom.