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Movie Review: 'The Awakening' (1980)

30 May 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

If you were an enthusiastic horror film buff back in the ancient year of 1980, The Awakening might have seemed like a pretty cool option: - A cast that includes Charlton Heston, Susannah York, and a young, pretty Stephanie Zimbalist. - A young director by the name of Mike Newell -- who would go on to deliver features like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. - A screenplay by three veteran British scribes, based on a novel by Bram Stoker. - A nifty Egyptian setting and, best of all, a visual and thematic approach that feels like a combination of The Exorcist (1973) and The Omen (1976).  - Bonus movie geek points if you were excited to »

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More Classics from the Warner Archive: The Awakening, Eye of the Devil, The 27th Day, Night School and The Spiral Staircase

15 May 2012 3:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More long hidden horrors are now available as part of Warner's made-to-order Archive Collection. Oh, the classic terrors that await you, dearest reader! Dig it!

Head on over to the Warner Archives and order yours today!

The Awakening

Director: Mike Newell

Cast: Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend, Stephanie Zimbalist

Synopsis

Mention Bram Stoker’s name, and literature and movie buffs will conjure up Count Dracula. But there was more blood in Stoker’s pen. He also wrote The Jewel of the Seven Stars, later filmed with chilling effect as The Awakening, grippingly directed by Mike Newell (Dance with a Stranger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and sensuously shot on Egyptian locations by veteran cinematographer Jack Cardiff. Charlton Heston stars as an Egyptologist with a passion that will trigger several mysterious deaths. He’s obsessed with a sorceress whose return has been prophesied – and whose tomb he opened »

- Uncle Creepy

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5 May DVD Titles You Should Know About Including '1900,' 'Castle In The Sky' & 'Flareup'

3 May 2012 9:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well we're back again with the bumper crop of must-have DVDs and Blu-rays for the month of May – from historic Italian epics to underground American sensations to a chilly, expressionistic film noir to movies where Raquel Welch plays a Vegas showgirl fleeing a murderer – we’ve got them all hear for you. So look on below to see what's worth your money this month....

"1900" (1976) Blu-ray

Why You Should Care: At the time of its release, Bernardo Bertolucci's historical epic was said to be the most expensive (requiring the financial commitment of three major studios – 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and United Artists) and ambitious ever mounted in Italy. It's a tale of two friends (played by Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu), born on the same day at the dawn of the 20th century, and the way that their lives crisscross, intersect, and diverge wildly over the rocky course of history. »

- Drew Taylor

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