The Awakening

The Awakening
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nick Murphy
  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton

Set in 1921, Hall has set herself up as a ghost buster debunking false claims of the supernatural when school master West invites her to investigate the rumours of a ghost boy terrifying the pupils at a gothic boarding school. A classy British ghost story even though it relies on a few tricks that we’ve all seen before.

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The Awakening

15 Nov 20113 stars

Superior British period ghost story sets a tone of creepy unease

There’s been a glut of cinematic ghost stories this year. The likes of Paranormal Activity 3 and Insidious often relied on jump scares and cheap parlour tricks, whereas The Awakening goes in the opposite direction letting the story unfold to reveal the…

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