How Harry Potter Would Handle ‘The Woman In Black’

The Woman in Black” haunts theaters this weekend, promising to deliver a brand new side of Daniel Radcliffe that even his “Equus” fans have yet to see.

Of course, we’ve seen Radcliffe battle the supernatural before. Eight times before, in fact. Indeed, while we’re excited to see how his turn as Arthur Kipps fares against a haunted house, we can’t help ourselves from wondering how much easier a time he’d have getting rid of that pesky woman with his reliable Hogwarts education in tow.

With that in mind, keep on reading for five ways Harry Potter himself would deal with “The Woman in Black.”

» First step is an easy one: call for backup. Harry had the wisdom to know when to fly solo and when to have some allies along for the ride. One boy wizard versus a vengeful woman in black is not a guaranteed win for either side of the fight, so Harry would be wise to call in for reinforcements from Hermione, Ron and other members of Dumbledore’s Army.

» If the gang is unavailable and it’s just Harry on his own, he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve that could get the job done quick. First and foremost, the Patronus Charm. There’s little in the whole wide wizarding world that a hearty cry of “Expecto Patronum” can’t fix!

» Wand broken? No problem. Break out the basilisk fang; if it’s good enough to destroy a horcrux, a silly ghost shouldn’t be an issue.

» Perhaps things are getting hairy. In that case, no reason not to play a little dirty yourself, Harry. Bust out the Half-Blood Prince’s old potions textbook and put a little sectumsempra on this witch. It’s not a clean move, no, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

» If all these strategies fail, and all hope seems lost, do what Lupin says and eat some chocolate. Lots and lots and lots of it. You might not escape the woman in black, but you’ll certainly feel better.

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