Spooky Trailer for The Awakening Starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West
09.17.11 by Ryan
Halloween is a great time for horror fans and there already seems to be an abundance of horror movies coming to theaters. But instead of the usual slasher, vampire, or zombie movies, this year's offerings seem to concentrate on supernatural thrillers like Dream House, Paranormal Activity 3 and, at least in the U.K., The Awakening. The movie just debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), with the first trailer revealing that the movie has all the elements to be an actually scary ghost story.
Set in in post-World War I England, The Awakening follows a skeptical woman (The Town's Rebecca Hall) who is invited by a countryside boarding school headmaster (The Wire's Dominic West) to travel to the institution and investigate, and possibly debunk, a potential haunting. Once there, Hall discovers that the school could actually be subject to an actual haunting.
The Awakening was co-written by Stephen Volk (Pulse) and director Nick Murphy (Occupation). While the movie will open on November 11 in the U.K. and Ireland, The Awakening could get an U.S. release date soon based on the strength of the trailer. Should The Awakening get solid reviews at TIFF, expect an announcement soon.