We don't get nearly enough solid, compelling ghost stories, especially in the summertime. Thank goodness, The Awakening is coming out soon, and the first 10 minutes are right here to check already.
Florance Cathcart is a Houdini type. No, not an escape artist—she looks into supposed hauntings and supernatural happenings and debunks them. She's made a name for herself by writing a book proving that the supernatural is all phony. Her name spreads to a school that has a haunting of its own, and that's when what shouldn't be real by the light of day turns to blood-curdling real terror.
Here's the full synopsis:
Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca 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 (Dominic 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.
With that in your brain, check out the first 10 minutes and see what you think.
It's a little slowly-paced, yes, but it could be just the right ghost story to keep you up one summer night. What do you think?