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: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Dark Half is a highly serious psychological study that can be faulted for being more curious than actually scary.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

another variation on the Monkey Shines conceit of Jungian shadows and Freudian id manifestations

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Rob Gonsalves

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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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

A wicked good time

Dustin Putman

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

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% 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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