The Dark Half (1993)
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker
Storyline: A writer’s alter-ego wants to take over his life and will do anything to have it.
Review: When Thad Beaumont was a child he had a strange tumour removed from his brain which turned out to be a twin brother that was never developed. Years later he became a writer and created an alter-ego called George Stark. This character was dark and nothing like the real Thad. The secret identity of George Stark gets leaked out so Thad decides to give up the name and lay it to rest (with grave and all). During this decision someone starts killing off everyone involved in the decision and threatening Thad family and life.
This is yet another Stephen King novel done for a movie. The film is not bad it relies on the “who done it?” plot and it throws a curve ball with the twin and tumour storyline. We have okay acting throughout the film and it gives us some bloody slashing. We have lots of switchblades cuts, sparrows, greasy hair, more sparrows and a pretty neat picked to death at the end (Thank you George A. Romero).
Rating: This is just okay and it could have been a lot worse as sometimes Stephen King books do not play out well on film. The acting was alright and the graphics could have been better but I wish they would of played off the craziness of Thad mind more than they did.