That's not my usual mode of operation. Typically, I read the book and then see the movie and then pout when the movie doesn't match up. This was a nice switch.
The Woman in Black is the first book by Susan Hill I have ever read but I look forward to reading more. Even though I'd seen the movie, there were still many moments in the book that kept me intrigued. (I do wonder if the imagery from the movie helped with the suspense factor. That's part of why I want to read another Susan Hill novel. I'd like to see how effective her writing is without any pre-embeded imagery.) All in all, it was a good old fashioned chiller. I really enjoyed it. There were many differences between the movie and the book but it kept the general adventure intact.
As I have mentioned on other posts, I uaually don't like it when publishers reprint a book when it comes out as a movie using the actors on the cover of the book. However, again, it was a nice switch. Daniel Radcliffe fit well with the written character, Arthur Kipps. I'd like to do a little research to see how Susan Hill feels about the movie version of her novel. I hope she's pleased.