With an overwhelming emphasis on gory close-ups and two-dimensional characters, horror movies have been in a sorry state over the last few years.
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Thankfully The Awakening continues an encouraging 2012 genre uptick that began with February's The Innkeepers and April's Cabin in the Woods. All three films elevate their well-worn premise by showcasing intelligent dialogue, breathing life into three-dimensional characters and relying on the knowledge that what your brain imagines is always scarier than what your eyes see.
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ETonline is pleased to present an exclusive clip from The Awakening, starring Rebecca Hall, opening in limited release on August 17 before expanding.