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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
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Lucy Trent
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Locksmith / Tom Miller
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Lucas
Catriona MacColl ...
Blind Woman
Hilary Mason ...
Basement Woman
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Meg
Star Acri ...
1st Girl at Wedding
Niven Boyd ...
Ice-Cream Man
Tiffany Bryant ...
Tess
Frances Cuka ...
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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Feature film directing debut for Mark Peploe. See more »

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Terrific, original thriller
28 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one can be a bit challenging, but it's well worth the ride. Written and directed by Academy award nominee Mark Peploe. Without including a spoiler it is difficult to describe too many elements of this surprising film. Sufficed to say, as the revelations begin, you can see layers of complexity and psychology that you weren't expecting at the beginning. There are many original things in this movie; not the least of which is numerous interpretations of blindness and helplessness through the eyes of a child. Now that probably makes you recoil - too artsy/fartsy, but I assure you this is a thriller. Genuinely creepy and the young actor Ben Keyworth that plays Lucas is outstanding.


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