The Dark Half (1993)
mirror routine with a double
The protagonist, an author, is kidnapped and forced to write a book he doesn't want to write. Also, Thad strikes George with a typewriter, just as Paul defends himself against Annie in "Misery."
Features a theme about birds crossing the boundaries of life and death, as well as a similar ending
In the Nightmare sequence at the beginning of the game, Alan Wake is being chased by a hitchiker he had written and killed off in one of his books, not unlike the relationship between Beaumont and Stark.
VHS in video store
Video case and DVD are shown.