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Afraid of the Dark (1991)

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A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.

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Frank
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Miriam
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Tony Dalton
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Rose
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Dan Burns
Susan Wooldridge ...
Lucy Trent
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Locksmith / Tom Miller
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Lucas
Catriona MacColl ...
Blind Woman
Hilary Mason ...
Basement Woman
Sheila Burrell ...
Meg
Star Acri ...
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Ice-Cream Man
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Tess
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Mrs. Dalton
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A young boy, facing impending surgery on his eyes to try to stave off blindness, wanders his quiet London neighborhood. The only problem is he believes that a slasher is stalking blind women. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You can't escape what you can't see.


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Rated R for violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 January 1992 (France)  »

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Angst vor der Dunkelheit  »

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Defending "Afraid of the Dark"
26 June 2004 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

Psychological horror stories often rely on clichéd images and stories to evoke terror from the audience. A notable exception is the film "Afraid of the Dark" which stars Ben Keyworth as an 11 year old boy who struggles with morbid fears of going blind, as well as fears of a stalker in the streets of London who preys on the blind. This moody thriller has a convoluted story and abstract pace that make it difficult to decipher, but the movie is worth the effort due to it's subtle horror that is mesmerizing! This one ferments in the psyche long after viewing. Keyworth is joined by a strong cast including Fanny Ardent, and James Fox, but Keyworth is the true strength of the film. His intense demeanor is riveting!


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