THE AWAKENING limited release
Cohen Media Group gives a limited U.S. release to this 2011 British horror film about an author who debunks claims of the supernatural. Rebecca Hall plays the skeptical Florence Cathcart, who is called upon by teacher Robert Malory (Dominic West) to investigate the alleged ghost of a student haunting his school.
The script by Stephen Volk and director Nick Murphy has some parallels with HAUNTED, has some parallels with HAUNTED, the 1995 based on James Herbert’s novel, which also featured a professional debunker investigating a supernatural claim that could turn out to be true.
Screenwriter Volk should be a familiar name to genre buffs, thanks to his prolific credits, dating back to the 1980s: Ken Russell’s GOTHIC, William Friedkin’s THE GUARDIAN, and THE KISS.
THE AWAKENING opened in Britain and other territories late last year.
U.S. Release date: August 17, 2012