Dark Awakening is a suspenseful thriller that horror fans will love. Directed by Emmy winner Dean Jones and starring iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”), the film centers around James Thomas, a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him. Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife, Jennifer, and 7 year old son Danny to the family’s rural estate to tie up loose ends. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only “living” child in town.
Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O' Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O' Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all.
It has been featured as Official Selections at both the Montreal Comicon Horror Festival and Sitges.