The first ten minutes of a darkly-lit, sound-heavy new horror flick starring a blemish-free beauty (aren’t they all?) called “The Awakening”, which some may have caught at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, has been made available online. Flick stars impending Oscar winner (well, it’ll happen sometime) Rebecca Hall, of “The Town” and “Vicki Christina Barcelona” fame.
Studios usually only cocktease good films online – don’t expect that new Katherine Heigl flick to be teased on the w’s – so chances are this’ll be a goodie.
Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (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 (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.
“The Awakening” is released August 17 in the U.S