The Dark Half
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Marking the first collaboration between horror legends George A. Romero and Stephen King since 1982's Creepshow, this moody, atmospheric adaptation of King's novel was actually completed in 1991, but the highly-publicized bankruptcy of its distributor Orion Pictures in that same year nearly doomed The Dark Half to distribution limbo. King's story revolves around successful author Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton), whose popularity on the college circuit owes a great deal to the financial success of a series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of "George… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A riveting horror-thriller with a textured sense of location and encroaching menace."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Legendary horror director George A. Romero takes this material seriously and lends a real intimacy -- and real dread -- to it."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Effective thriller from Romero and King. Hutton gives a solid dual performance."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Romero's adapation of King's novella is not a great horror flick but a decent genre item."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film is sleek and enjoyable, with a highly amusing Timothy Hutton in the dual role of nice-guy Thad and vicious George."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Certainly nothing brilliant, but King fans may find something to enjoy."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Should satisfy mostly hardcore fans of the horror genre."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A wicked good time"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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