• The Awakening (2012)

The Awakening

Release Date: August 17th, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2013

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

In post-World War I England a writer and sometime-ghost hunter (Rebecca Hall) investigates a reported haunting at a boys boarding school.

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Shaun Dooley, Joseph Mawle, Lucy Cohu, John Shrapnel

Director: Nick Murphy

Genres: Horror

Keywords: Mystery, Suspenseful, Pursuit, Tense, Investigation, 2010s, Dark, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A too-rare instance in which a gifted young actor signs on for a fright flick without coming away tainted, The Awakening places Rebecca Hall in a convincing historical setting and gives her more to do than widen her eyes in fear. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Perhaps this is a film that needs to be seen several times to fully understand the last 20 minutes. But in my book, that's not what a great ghost story should do. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    The self-possessed Hall is well-suited to this proto-feminist role, smoking and rolling her eyes as the pasty old men around her exclaim, for what is clearly the millionth time, "An educated woman!" as if she were a zoo animal. show more

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