The Awakening 2011


The Awakening is a very effective horror-movie from Nick Murphy. I had not heard of this movie before, but a friend of mine recommended this to me. The Awakening follows a ghost-hunter played by Rebecca Hall, which is hired to expose a ghost in a boarding school in England. When she arrive at the school, mysterious things begin to happen and she discover a hidden truth which was long forgotten. Some really suspenseful and creepy moments and a good twist at the end make this a very good movie-experience and it deserve more praise than it is getting. I really enjoyed the performances of the cast, especially Rebecca Hall which is perfect for the role. I really liked the ending, which is clever and allows you to interpret the meaning both ways.

Score: 8/10