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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Tony Curran
Jessica Barden
Lyndsey Marshal
Georgia Henshaw.
Directors
Alastair Siddons.
Screenwriters
Lucy Catherine.
Running Time
85 minutes

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In The Dark Half
If you go down to the woods tonight...


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Plot
Mouthy 15 year-old Marie (Barden) is troubled and, for her mum, troubling. But when her neighbour's young son Sean dies while she's babysitting him, she's guilt-ridden and finds herself tormented by a strange presence.


Review
In The Dark Half
Sullen teen Marie (Jessica Barden, very good) babysits for her neighbour (Tony Curran). When her ward mysteriously dies, a supernatural presence draws her to the dark woods nearby. Compelling turns and creepy scares, but a plot that crawls to a halt rather than reaching a climax.


Verdict
Well played and creepy, if a little plodding in plot and pacing, it promises better things ahead from director Alastair Siddons.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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