Monday, April 22, 2013

The Awakening (2011)

The dishes are done, the laundry is (almost all) folded, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the wind is blowing - like crazy and distributing pollen, dust, and other evils around, crippling everyone's sinuses, patience, and love for Spring.

Time for a movie!

Let's see, let's see - yes, Netflix will have a plan. This plan is The Awakening.

I love classic ghost stories, especially British paranormal tales. They are generally very scary without bloodshed and provoke thought without loosing the audience's attention. A nice mix of spine chill and mind blown. This is one of those films.

The scenery and setting are great, the characters engaging, and the story line really kept me guessing. Half way through the movie I clucked to myself that there could be NO WAY this story will be tied up at the end. I was wrong, okay - really really wrong (and I'm not usually really really wrong).

The Awakening is a lovely, scary movie that will also capture your heart, much like The Others and The Orphanage. If you loved those films then I can guarantee that you'll love this movie.

Watch this movie on a dark story night, or a bright and cheery Monday afternoon (although a dark stormy night would be really nice when your head is exploding from pollen infiltration), this is sure to entertain. Recommend pairing: bourbon (on the rocks) or tea (strong) and a complicated but ridiculously delicious sandwich.

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