Psychological/supernatural chiller from first time director Nick Murphy. In the aftermath of WWI, and still haunted by the death of her fiance, sceptic Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) sets out to debunk the many supernatural claims sweeping the country using rational and scientific means. When she's called on to investigate ghostly apparitions at a boys' boarding school, Florence's findings soon cause her to suspect a prank. But as she is about to leave, a chilling encounter causes her to question both her scepticism and her beliefs, and she soon finds herself aided by concerned schoolmaster Robert Mallory (Dominic West) as she attempts to solve the mysterious sightings.
Starring Dominic West (The Wire, 300
), Rebecca Hall (The Town
) and Oscar®-nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake
), The Awakening
is the chilling new supernatural thriller from Nick Murphy. In post-World War I England in 1921, an author and paranormal skeptic (Hall) is invited to a countryside boarding school by the head master (West) to investigate rumours of an apparent haunting. But just when she thinks she has debunked the ghost theory, she has a chilling encounter which makes her question all her rational beliefs.
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