- 1h 47min
- 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 Awakening15 Nov 2011
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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