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Half Light (2006)

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Rachel Carlson, a successful novelist moves to a small Scottish village to move on with her life after the death of her son. Strange things start to happen when she is haunted by ghosts and real life terror.

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Reverend James McMahon (as Michael Wilson)
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Librarian
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Kate McCulloch (as Nichola B)
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Storyline

After the tragic drowning of her 5 year old son, best selling thriller novelist Rachel Carlson moves to a remote cottage on the Scottish coast. But Rachel's demons have followed her as loneliness and paranoia leave her not knowing what's real and what's imagination in the fight to save her life. Written by Ashli

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lighthouse | village | ghost | cottage | island | See more »

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When the darkness falls the dead will rise. See more »


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Rated R for some images of violence | See all certifications »

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17 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$232,566 (Mexico) (28 July 2006)

Gross:

$610,792 (Mexico) (4 August 2006)
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Trivia

While shooting on the Island of Llanddwyn, Anglesey. Demi Moore paid for 20 crates of beer to be delivered to the Island for all the crew to get drunk after a rough week of filming. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel is struggling with the anchor chain, the padlock changes position between shots. In one shot it dangles a few inches below her feet (which, by the way, would mean there's enough slack in the chain to escape). In another shot it's at her ankles, where it was fastened in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Carlson: Why is it everyone paints their boats the exact same color as their houses?
Angus McCulloch: Well, that's actually a tradition here. The wife needs to be able to look out on the water and know her husband's okay.
Rachel Carlson: That's very romantic.
Angus McCulloch: And we also get a tax-break on the paint, which is also very romantic.
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Features Dead of Night (1945) See more »

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Happy Birthday To You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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pretty good actually
10 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

not a bad movie at all. more of a love story than a ghost story - but the two are woven together pretty successfully. The ending falls short, but the rest of the film is well planned.

Moore is an odd choice for the lead, but she turns out pretty good - despite a general unbelievable reaction to later events in the story ( but this is more script ).

some beautiful cinematography and settings, and a few creepy moments. Some good acting too ( but some mediochre stuff mixed in ). Its clear why this movie was not mainstream enough for the theatre, but its a worthy DVD rental or download. On the whole Its a strange one - i thought it was very good, but also not very good at the same time.

7/10


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