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Written by Ivan Radford   
Monday, 14 November 2011 13:33

The Awakening blew its chilling blend of Jonathan Creek and pure abject terror into UK cinemas last week. It's an intelligent film, rooted in post-World War loss, with a lead character worthy of her own TV series.

Meet Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), a smart, sceptical and sophisticated paranormal investigator in the 1920s. Busting spirits long before Bill Murray or Scooby Doo came along, Cathcart's old-school methods are a lesson in how to debunk supernatural suspicions using just a handful of shiny steampunk gadgets and some above-average brain cells.

So it's only natural that Nick Murphy's horror (co-starring Dominic West) forms the basis of this handy guide to investigating haunted houses. 

If there's something strange in your neighbourhood... sort it yourself. Here's how to be a ghost-buster:


How to be a ghost-buster, The Awakening


For more infographicky goodness, take a look at some of our other How To guides, including the indispensible Jurassic Park Survival GuideHow to Stop the End of the WorldHow to Break Out of Prison - and a diagram of Christian Bale Punching People.


Alternatively, head this way to read our review of The Awakening - and then go and see it in your nearest cinema.



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  • ghostbusters
  • ghosts
  • insidious
  • michael keaton
  • nick murphy
  • paranormal activity
  • rebecca hall
  • scooby doo