The Dark Half
The Dark Half (1993)

Writing under the name of Richard Bachman, Stephen King's twisted musing on his own experiment with an alter-ego spawns this horror tale of a writer whose pseudonym takes on a deadly reality, heralding a vicious killing spree, with all… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 23, 1993
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Romero's direction is atypically listless, and the supernatural aspects are never explained in a satisfactory manner.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Should satisfy mostly hardcore fans of the horror genre.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

A wicked good time

Dustin Putman
TheBluFile.com

A riveting horror-thriller with a textured sense of location and encroaching menace.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Legendary horror director George A. Romero takes this material seriously and lends a real intimacy -- and real dread -- to it.

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Effective thriller from Romero and King. Hutton gives a solid dual performance.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Romero's adapation of King's novella is not a great horror flick but a decent genre item.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The film is sleek and enjoyable, with a highly amusing Timothy Hutton in the dual role of nice-guy Thad and vicious George.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Certainly nothing brilliant, but King fans may find something to enjoy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Overlong, nonsensical horror flick wastes a good cast on twaddle. On top of everything else the ending is very weak. Julie Harris' screen time amounts to… More
Conner Rainwater
I really loved this, it was a great mystery. It's a really good Stephen King adaption that gets down the creep factor of the novel. While it doesn't… More
Cory Taylor
Every narrative writer is faced with a predicament in how to navigate the conclusion of his story. Shall he embrace the optimistic side of his personality with… More
♥Robyn M♥
a dark thriller with very strong performances!!!
Aj V
I loved this horror movie based on a King novel, the story is sort of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or one of those classics, but in a modern setting. Like many… More
Dean McKenna
Great, very scary and unique!! One of the finest Stephen King adaptations. It's also one of George Romero's most under-appreciated works. The two of… More

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