The Awakening (I) (2011)

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In 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 believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.




  • Rebecca Hall in The Awakening (2011)
  • Rebecca Hall and Dominic West in The Awakening (2011)
  • Rebecca Hall in The Awakening (2011)
  • The Awakening (2011)
  • Rebecca Hall in The Awakening (2011)
  • Rebecca Hall in The Awakening (2011)

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29 October 2011 | viiempyrean
Nothing more than a half-assed throwback
"The Awakening", the directorial debut (from what I gather) of director/writer Nick Murphy, may not be as unpleasant or frustrating a watch as most mainstream horrors, e.g. "Paranormal Activity" "Insidious", etc. mostly down to its haunting soundtrack, half-decent cinematography and acting (although John Shrapnel is taken out far too early) and...actually, that's about it, everything else is terrible. When it's not ripping scenes straight from other films (the shot-for-shot copy of the ball on the stairs scene from "The Changeling" has to be seen to be believed) it's creating throwaway characters or completely non-nonsensical plot points which are rarely explained and when they are, you just want to punch the director. Simply just making a film that's supposedly celebrating the horror days of old isn't good enough anymore, especially when it's done as badly as this.

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Release Date:

11 November 2011


English, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

Box Office


GBP3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,933 19 August 2012

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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