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

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

  • 70
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    The film benefits enormously from having the luminous Rebecca Hall as its lead. It also gains an ominous gravity from the haunted, wounded and wobbly England in which it's set. 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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