The Dark Half Poster

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

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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]

  • 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]

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