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Half Light (2006)

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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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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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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$38,918 (South Africa) (26 May 2006)
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Sets built for the movie on Llanddywn Island, Anglesey were almost destroyed after the first week of filming was plagued by gale force winds and rain in September 2004. Not much luck at other locations where the bad weather followed at Llanbadrig, Anglesey and Porth Dinllaen. See more »

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When Rachel see her son at the dock and he pulls her in the water. Between the shots of Thomas pulling her leg you see clearly see a grown man in a wig pulling her leg as well not showing his face. 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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What a pleasant surprise!
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie when my husband rented it, and was pleasantly surprised. Demi Moore was excellent, but i felt like Hans Matheson really was the top performer in this movie. His wonderful Scottish accent and sweet face made him extremely appealing, making you want to check out other movies he was in. The scenery was beautiful, and I absolutely fell in love with the light house. It was really neat to see wild horses on the light house island.

I loved the mysterious plot, but the movie left me a little sad. There were a lot of plot twists, and I watched the movie two days in a row to see if I could figure out a couple of things! This is a movie that I will probably buy to keep, so I can watch it from time to time.


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