There’s been a steady influx of Thriller and Horror movies on circuit during the last year, some of which are better than expected. Hollywood is finally doing justice to these type of movie genre, but still have some work to do before returning it to its glory days of the 80s. Awakening is a horror-thriller set in the 1920s, and follows the story of a ghost hunter asked to investigate a haunted boarding school.
Here’s the Official Synopsis:
“Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), author of the popular book “Seeing Through Ghosts,” has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her fiancé, she is approached by Robert Mallory (Dominic West) to investigate the recent death of a student at the all-boys boarding school where he teaches. When students at the school report sightings of the young boy’s ghost, she decides to take on the case. Initially, the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a schoolboy prank, but as Florence continues to investigate events at the school, she begins to believe that her reliance on science may not be enough to explain the strange phenomenon going on around her.”
Director: Nick Murphy
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton
The movie was released last year in the UK, but will be making its way to the States in November. Not sure if we’ll have the pleasure of seeing this at the theatre in South Africa.
10-Minute Opening Scene