Skeptic Has a Ghostly Rude Awakening for the BBC

There are just as many folks out there looking to disprove the existence of ghosts as there are those who are trying to prove they exist. Yet, what if said debunkers ran across a case that changed their minds? That’s the premise for the latest spooker looking to haunt our friends across the pond in The Awakening.

The film marks the feature film debut of UK TV director Nick Murphy and stars Rebecca Hall (Dorian Gray, Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974), Dominic West (Hannibal Rising, Centurion) and Imelda Staunton (Alice in Wonderland).

The flick is in post production now so look for more on it soon. In the interim check out the plot crunch and first image below courtesy of the BBC.

“A ghost-debunker comes to a boy’s school to disprove the existence of ghosts, only to find her own beliefs challenged. A classic ghost-story in the tradition of MR James.

THE AWAKENING is set in 1921, in a post-war world of loss where the bereaved seek solace in spiritualism. Haunted by the death of her fiancé, Florence spends her time debunking supernatural claims, using methodical and rational explanations to disprove the notion that the dead can still haunt us. So she feels compelled to accept a request to go to Rookwood, a boarding school in the countryside where a boy has recently been found dead and rumours about a ghostly boy haunting the school are causing panic amongst pupils and parents alike.

Florence sets to work immediately, laying traps, gathering scientific evidence, uncovering secrets and seemingly unravelling the mystery. However, as Florence is about to leave, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all of her rational beliefs and sets her on a journey toward a heartbreaking climax…”

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