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The Awakening is a welcome return to the big screen for writer Stephen Volk, self proclaimed ‘tub-thumper’ for the horror genre and the man behind the acclaimed small screen horrorshows Afterlife and Ghostwatch.
His new film (out in UK cinemas tomorrow ) was directed by Nick Murphy and is as far from the Death-by-irony gorefests which litter the horror landscape of the last ten years as can be. It is a proper character based ghost story which I enjoyed immensely and has Rebecca Hall and Dominic West investigating the supposed supernatural death of a boy at a remote boarding school.
Our conversation took place on Hallowe’en, nineteen years to the day since his celebrated and controversial TV drama Ghostwatch aired and I couldn’t begin the conversation without talking about the huge impact it has had on the depiction and popularity of the supernatural on TV.
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This week in honor of the release of Paranormal Activity 3 and in anticipation for Halloween, we’re dedicating the entire column to all things horror. Whatever your preferred Halloween watching — be it satanic scares, ghoulish ghosts, creature features or humorous horror — we’ve got you covered with the spookiest movies streaming online.
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Paranormal Activity (2007) Shortly after moving in together, Katie and Micah begin to experience strange late night phenomenon. Initially amused, Micah decides to set up a camera to record the paranormal activity, never realizing he’ll shoot his own demise. This »
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We’ve had our eye on Nick Murphy’s forthcoming film The Awakening for some time now. Knowing that writer Stephen Volk was working with director Murphy on a ghost story was a possibility too enticing to ignore.
Volk’s work is known to millions, with Ghostwatch my own personal favourite, but his TV series Afterlife and his work on Ken Russell’s Gothic will be familiar to genre fans across the world. Put simply, the man knows how to chill the wits out of you, and now with a terrific poster already glimpsed and the news that Dominic West and Rebecca Hall were set to star my interest was piqued.
A ghost-debunker comes to a boy’s school »
- Jon Lyus
3 items from 2011
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