THE AWAKENING Blu-ray Review

     February 17, 2013

We’ve enjoyed an influx in strong horror movies in the past year or so, spearheaded by The Cabin in the Woods, but also including the likes of The Innkeepers, The Woman in Black and Sinister, just for starters.  The Awakening …

THE AWAKENING Review

     August 17, 2012

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  The Awakening opens today in limited release.] You can keep your modern ghost stories. I understand why they would terrify some people, but those films tend …

Watch the First 10 Minutes of THE AWAKENING

     August 9, 2012

The first 10 minutes of director Nick Murphy’s horror film The Awakening have been released online for your viewing pleasure.  The story takes place in England shortly after World War I, and centers on a hoax-buster (Rebecca Hall) who is …

TIFF 2011 Award Winners and Film Sales Announced

     September 18, 2011

The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close.  We covered the hell out of it and we’ve got loads of interviews still to post.  Today, TIFF announced the winners in three award categories for Canadian films and …

International Trailer for THE AWAKENING Starring Rebecca Hall

     September 15, 2011

The international trailer for director Nick Murphy’s period psychological/supernatural thriller The Awakening has been released. The film stars Rebecca Hall as a woman bent on exposing all séances and ghost stories as exploitative shams following the death of her husband. …

TIFF 2011: THE AWAKENING Review

     September 12, 2011

You can keep your modern ghost stories.  I understand why they would terrify some people, but those films tend to leave me cold.  They use modern science to find something which cannot be scientifically explained, but trying to find ghosts …