MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,987 this week

Half Light (2006)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 9,983 users  
Reviews: 114 user | 34 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 12 Nov 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 17 May 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Half Light" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Half Light (2006)

Half Light (2006) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Half Light.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Echo I (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An ex-con moves into an old apartment building, where he encounters a domestic problem involving a police officer, his wife, and their daughter. When he tries to intervene, however, a mysterious curse entraps him.

Director: Yam Laranas
Stars: Jesse Bradford, Amelia Warner, Carlos Leon
Cold Prey (2006)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikael and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen
Enter Nowhere (2011)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.

Director: Jack Heller
Stars: Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton
Dark Water (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg
Solstice II (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young girl uncovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister, who committed suicide just a few months before.

Director: Daniel Myrick
Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Shawn Ashmore, Hilarie Burton
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she's losing her mind.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow
Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki
The Hole (2001)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Director: Nick Hamm
Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank
The Uninvited (2009)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.

Director: Andrew Douglas
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Su-jeong Lim
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Beans El-Balawi ...
Thomas Carlson (as Beans Balawi)
...
...
...
...
Therese Bradley ...
...
Mickey Wilson ...
Reverend James McMahon (as Michael Wilson)
Polly Frame ...
Librarian
Ceit Kearney ...
Gaelic Speaking Woman
Nichola Bee ...
Kate McCulloch (as Nichola B)
Jamie Edgell ...
Gordon McCloud
Anne Smith ...
Bingo Announcer
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

Believe in the beyond. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alacakaranlik  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$610,792 (Mexico) (4 August 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After wrapping filming at Porthdinllaen, Demi Moore paid for fish and chips for all the cast and crew. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel leaves the cottage for the first time to walk to the village along the beach, she walks along the beach to the right, indicating that the village is to the right of the cottage. She arrives in the village walking along the beach from the right, indicating that the village is to the left of the cottage. 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.
See more »

Connections

Features Dead of Night (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday To You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly Chilling Little Movie.
8 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Half Light" is one surprise of a movie. The film is about a writer, Rachel Carson (Demi Moore) who tragically loses her young son when he drowns by the dock near their house in England. Devastated from the event, Rachel's friend rents her a secluded island cottage on the Scotland coast so she can relax and recover in the comfortable atmosphere, and conquer her current writer's block. But when she arrives to the little old cottage on the edge of the ocean, weird things start to happen. She has strange visions of her son, she spends time with a man living in a lighthouse who has supposedly been dead for seven years, and the townspeople are also quite strange. Real life terror and supernatural events drive Rachel into hysteria from there, as she tries to unravel a complex mystery.

This was a surprisingly chilling little thriller film, the atmosphere of the whole secluded ocean village was unique and neat, the little village set itself sitting right on the sandy beach. There are a lot of dark gray and foggy tones in the film, which add even more to the atmosphere. I liked the whole feeling the film had, it was isolated and eerie. It's kind of hard to explain, I can't really put my finger on it, but the whole atmosphere was foreboding and spooky. Demi Moore was great, she's a pretty believable actress from what I've seen. Her performance was realistic and fit the film well. The settings are great and really spooky on many occasions, particularly the small cottage and the old lighthouse. The story was rather original, and very subtle with overall good writing. The ending was a bit of a twist-ending, blending real-life horror with a supernatural addition, but it fit well and I wasn't disappointed with it (like some twist-endings leave me).

Overall, "Half Light" is a good little thriller film that caught me off guard, I was expecting something along the lines of cheap straight-to-video garbage. It's quite the contrary though. The Gothic, seaside atmosphere was excellent and well put-to-use in the film, and the creepy little story was well written with a satisfying conclusion. Fans of supernatural thrillers will definitely want to check this one out, it's a good one for sure. 7/10.


25 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
patrick's suicide joansak
The mirror leftydrizzell
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN....EVERYTHI NG. ElFiNAnJiL
about the camera.... arrangacha
Hitchcock would be damn proud... bruins1999
What was the towns people saying? Davis0023
Discuss Half Light (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?