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The Awakening Details

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A famed author and noted skeptic attempts to debunk a haunting at a prestigious London prep school, and encounters a supernatural force that seems beyond human comprehension in director Nick Murphy's creepy gothic chiller. England, 1921: As the high cost of war takes a heavy toll on the national psyche, many people turn to spiritualism and the supernatural for reassurance that something better awaits us in the beyond. But Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) isn't buying it. A noted academic, Florence favors logic over fantasy, and she's built her career on proving that ghosts don't exist. Meanwhile, at Rockwood Boarding School, the recent death of a young boy has parents uneasy, and students convinced that the boy still wanders their hallowed halls in spectral form. Summoned to Rockwood by Headmaster Robert Mallory (Dominic West), Florence becomes more determined than ever before to reveal the haunting as a hoax. But when the staunch cynic fails to find a rational explanation for the eerie occurrences around the school, her steely resolve is soon overpowered by sheer terror. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 17, 2012

Cast

Rebecca Hall
as Florence Cathcart
Dominic West
as Robert Mallory
Imelda Staunton
as Maud Hill
Shaun Dooley
as Malcolm McNair
Joseph Mawle
as Edward Judd

Crew

Nick Murphy
Director
Sarah Curtis
Producer
Julia Stannard
Producer
David M. Thompson
Producer
Stephen Volk
Screenwriter
Nick Murphy
Screenwriter
Eduard Grau
Cinematographer
Victoria Boydell
Editor
Carole Sheridan
Executive Producer
Will Clarke
Executive Producer
Joe Oppenheimer
Executive Producer
Caroline Harris
Costume Designer
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes
Set Decorator
Colin Nicolson
Sound/Sound Designer
Shaheen Baig
Casting
Paul Cotterell
Re-Recording Mixer
Toby Ford
Assistant Director
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