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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.

Director:

Craig Rosenberg

Writer:

Craig Rosenberg
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Cast

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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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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Believe in the beyond. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Filmfax [Spain] | Official soundtrack | See more »

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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 »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital EX

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set in Canada but due to the cold weather the film instead shot on location in Wales and England, although it is set in Scotland. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday To You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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"not sufficiently mysterious for a mystery, not sufficiently thrilling for a thriller..."
30 January 2006 | by SpecksynderSee all my reviews

A stereotyped script resulting in increased predictability combined with a flat but nonetheless decent direction leave an bland aftertaste of something seen a hundred times before, albeit filmed much better. The scenery is incorporated in the plot in a stylized way imbuing an overall "cliche" character to the whole endeavour manifested primarily in the various plot twists. I think the rebuffing comment ("not sufficiently mysterious for a mystery, not sufficiently thrilling for a thriller...") received by the heroine's spouse and inept writer in the beginning of the film, ironically emerges for "Halflight" as a fitting portrayal of a "tepid cup of tea", although i am not by origin the most appropriate person to pass such a judgement being not a fan of such a infusion.


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