The Awakening British ghost trailer
So is this the current direction of British film, are we in for a spate of ghostly thrillers? Well you know what, I don't mind if we are for they look intelligent, strong and creepy, they aren't slap dash, and that goes for this trailer for the ghost thriller The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.
The film comes from director Nick Murphy who has previously been a documentary and television director, and he co-wrote with Stephen Volk who has a few mixed credits to his name and his last writing gig was the Afterlife television series.
The Awakening is set in 1921 and sees a headmaster of a boarding school call on famous ghost investigator known for exposing hoax after hoax, to explain away and perhaps rid the school of a ghost that has been seen there and is beginning to frighten pupils and staff alike.
The trailer looks very powerful, delivering some strong visuals and some creepy moments, and it has some excellent actors with Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton starring. There are even some shots in it that hark back to other creepy films I've known and loved, anyone recognise that ball coming down the stairs? It's a classic.
That's not a bad thing though, that could be a moment or two of homage building in the film itself and the film could turn out to be a very strong thriller. That's what I'm hoping for anyway and it certainly looks that way from the trailer.
Here's the very trailer from The Guardian.
Looks pretty good doesn't it? My mind is already racing with potential twists.