Exclusive Clip From The Awakening

Warning: contains scary dollhouse

Even if we didn't tell you anything about The Awakening, we're betting that you'll be able to figure quite a lot out by watching this exclusive clip from the film. There's a mysterious child running upstairs in a large and empty-looking house, a distraught-looking woman running after him with her hair all askew, and at the top of the house a truly terrifying dollhouse (Yes, seriously. Who knew dollhouses could be this unnerving?). It is, in other words, a horror!

Set in 1921 in a country recovering from the trauma of World War I, the film sees Rebecca Hall play the wonderfully-named Florence Cathcart, who visits a boarding school to expose what she believes is a hoax story of a ghost child haunting the place. We're guessing, in this case, it's not quite that simple.

brightcove.createExperiences();The film also stars Dominic West and Imelda Staunton, and it's all directed by Nick West. Look out for The Awakening on November 11; appropriately enough, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.