In anticipation of the August 17th premiere, Cohen Media has just released the first 10 minutes of their UK horror thriller, The Awakening. It seems like an unusual move to give away so much, especially for a horror movie – but this film hasn’t gotten a lot of advance marketing so it may be a last ditch effort to build some buzz. I know one thing for sure – the plot kicks in right away and doesn’t waste any time going straight for the creepy. Hopefully they’re not too late getting the word out.
“Regarded as the supernatural thriller of the summer, “The Awakening” stars Rebecca Hall (The Town, the upcoming Iron Man 3) and Dominic West (HBO’s The Wire). Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Hall), author of the popular book “Seeing Through Ghosts,” has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her fiancé, she is approached by Robert Mallory (West) to investigate the recent death of a student at the all-boys boarding school where he teaches. When students at the school report sightings of the young boy’s ghost, she decides to take on the case. Initially, the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a schoolboy prank, but as Florence continues to investigate events at the school, she begins to believe that her reliance on science may not be enough to explain the strange phenomenon going on around her.”
Dave_P studied fine arts and film history and is a graphic and web designer, and a diehard movie fan. David has been involved with a variety film festivals including the Cinephile Film Festival, the PRIDE Film festival, and the Manhattan Short Film festival, and is currently the director of the Dark Carnival Film Fest in Bloomington, Indiana. (www.darkcarnivalfilmfest.com)