classic English ghost stories


Last night I went to see The Awakening with a couple of friends and I think it’s reignited my love of horror. I loved scary films when I was younger but after lots of disappointing endings I find that I prefer thrillers or dystopian films to farfetched horrors… I blame The Unborn and it’s stupid ending! Anyway, The Awakening is set in post WW1 Britain and follows Florence, a well educated young lady and supernatural sceptic who sets out to expose spiritualist fraudsters. Carefully constructed and beautifully shot, this is a chilling and ambiguous ghost story. With her elegant but practical wardrobe filled with her beautifully crafted engraved silver cigarette case to her plain brogues, clean cut shirts and long masculine coats, I couldn’t help falling in love with the style of the chic protagonist Florence (played by Rebecca Hall).




Picture shows: (L-R) REBECCA HALL as Florence Cathcart and DOMINIC WEST as Robert Mallory.TX: TBC.(c) Studio Canal/BBC 2011..THE AWAKENING is set in 1921, in a post-war world of loss where the bereaved seek solace in spiritualism.  Haunted by the death of


  1. November 13, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    I really want to see this, I can't take horrors seriously so I prefer these sorts of film too x

  2. November 13, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    She looks beautiful. I really want to see The Awakening. I'm glad you are enjoying your internship, I like Philosophy but my boyfriend is taking a degree in it soI will recommend the book to him :).


  3. November 13, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    Have you seen "Cracks?" A lot of people didn't like it, but I fell in love! It's set during WWII at a prestigious boarding school for girls on an island near England. Eva Green is one of the main characters. I think you would enjoy it!

    x. jill
    those ghosts

  4. November 14, 2011 / 11:20 am

    She looks amazing on the film. I'm sorry, that you didn't like the movie, but I need to watch this! Looks like a lot of fun! 😉 I'm weird, I know 😀
    xoxo, Kaari

  5. November 14, 2011 / 11:43 am

    Oh I NEED to see this! Rebecca Hall is one of my favourite actresses :). Glad it reignited your love of horror, yay!

  6. November 15, 2011 / 4:24 am

    I like how you have combined movie and fashion together…such a great concept. I love scarey movies too. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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