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In the British period horror film “The Awakening”, “The Town’s” Rebecca Hall plays a lass who doesn’t believe in ghosts, and goes around the country debunking claims of supernatural shenanigans. Of course, she eventually finds out that ghosts do exist, and has that “awakening” referred to in the title. What, that’s not a spoiler, right? What kind of movie would this be if the ghost-debunker didn’t actually encounter real ghosts? It’d be just another episode of “Ghost Hunters”. Or, given the movie’s UK setting, “Ghost Hunters International”, I suppose would be more appropriate. Of course, it could all just be in her head, but that would be a cheat and just piss people off.
1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she knew in unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.
Hall stars along with Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, and Lucy Cohu. Plus, a host of creepy British ghost kids. Cause what’s more creepy than British kids? British ghost kids, of course.
The film made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, will be making its UK premiere at the London Film Festival tomorrow, and will open wide in the UK November 11th. No word on a Stateside release date yet.
And the teaser trailer in case you missed it:
Via : Empire