• The Dark Half (1993)

The Dark Half

Release Date: April 15th, 1993

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 1999

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) has had success writing novels under both his real name and his pseudonym, George Stark, which he uses to publish base thrillers. When word gets out that they are one and the same, the author holds a mock funeral for Stark. But after a rash of murders eerily similar to those in the Stark books, Thad and his wife, Liz (Amy Madigan), realize that Stark is real and responsible, and must work with local Sheriff Pangborn (Michael Rooker) to stop him.

Cast: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Robert Joy, Kent Broadhurst, Beth Grant, Rutanya Alda

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Mystery , Sacrifice , Doctor , Tense , Wife , Rivalry , Murder , 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    You'll see worse, but The Dark Half could have been darker. [23 Apr 1993, p.45]

  • 88
    The Seattle Times

    The Dark Half retains its power, offering proof that King and Romero are a match made in horror heaven. Or is that hell? [23 Apr 1993, p.3]

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Dark Half is another retelling of the Jekyll and Hyde story, but King and Romero fail to work out the premise of the story. [23 Apr 1993, p.C3]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com