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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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Craig Rosenberg

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Craig Rosenberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Rachel Carlson
Henry Ian Cusick ... Brian
Beans El-Balawi Beans El-Balawi ... Thomas Carlson (as Beans Balawi)
Kate Isitt ... Sharon Winton
Nicholas Gleaves ... Dr. Robert Freedman
James Cosmo ... Finlay Murray
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Mary Murray
Therese Bradley Therese Bradley ... Morag McPherson
Hans Matheson ... Angus McCulloch
Mickey Wilson Mickey Wilson ... Reverend James McMahon (as Michael Wilson)
Polly Frame Polly Frame ... Librarian
Ceit Kearney Ceit Kearney ... Gaelic Speaking Woman
Nichola Bee Nichola Bee ... Kate McCulloch (as Nichola B)
Jamie Edgell Jamie Edgell ... Gordon McCloud
Anne Smith Anne Smith ... Bingo Announcer
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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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Germany | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En las tinieblas See more »

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Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital EX

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2.35 : 1
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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 walking on the boat bridge towards her son, on the close-ups, her hair falls backwards, like the wind is getting in her face. When the shot is changed to her right side, her hair is calm, and hanging down. See more »

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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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More spooky than horror
26 November 2005 | by albertovallsSee all my reviews

Writer Rachel Carlson played by Demi Moore is left unable to write after the tragic death of her son.

In a hope to remove her writers block she moves to a remote island off Scotland. A local psychic startles her with a comment about her son and after befriending a local lighthouse keeper things begin to get creepy. Is she imagining strange things happening because of the isolation and the fact she has recently stopped taking medication for depression, or are they real? There is an unfortunate plot stopper 3/4 of the way in the film where a conversation opens out the plot to a point you may think why continue watching, but there is still a twist in the end.

R17 rating but no profanity or nudity (but did have short above the shoulders tasteful sex scene). I think the rating came from one violent scene in particular involving a child. A little bit of gore toward the end but not too graphic.


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