Afraid of the Dark

1993

Afraid of the Dark

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One of mankind's oldest and most pervasive fears serves as the subject of this illuminating documentary. Why is it that when the lights go out, our defenses go up? Did our experiences in the days before electricity leave us hardwired to fear the dark? In this film we discover how bandits in the Middle Ages used the shroud of darkness to launch deadly attacks, and just why our ancestors became convinced that vampires and werewolves stalked the nighttime shadows. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

James Fox
as Frank
Star Acri
as 1st Girl at Wedding/Cemetery/Jane
Niven Body
as Ice Cream Man/Shop Owner
Frances Cuka
as Mrs. Dalton
Gerard Dimiglio
as Wedding Guest/Policeman with Walkie Talkie
Jeremy Flynn
as Jim Gilbert
Niven Boyd
as Ice-Cream Man
Laurence Harrington
as Mr. Lewis/Man with Centerfold
Oona Howard
as Georgia/Girl on Embankment
Rosalind Knight
as Edith Simpkins
Hilary Mason
as Basement Woman
Catriona MacColl
as Blind Woman at Reach Out House
Daniel Andre Pageon
as Wedding Guest/Policeman at Lucy Trent's
Colleen Passard
as Nurse With Knitting
Lola Peploe
as 2nd Girl at Wedding/Cemetery
Gwyneth Strong
as Blind Mother with Baby
Struan Rodger
as Window Cleaner
Jean Serret
as Blind Man at Reach Out House/Bob
Frederick Treves
as Eye Surgeon
Ed Stobart
as Guest Who Toasts/Police Driver
Gwynneth Strong
as Blind Mother with Baby
Cassie Stuart
as Red Head/Centerfold Woman
David Thewlis
as Tom Miller/Locksmith
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  • Debut of Mark People (co-writer of Bertolucci's Last Emperor) is a borderline pretentious cerebral thriller, aiming at delving into the inner workings of the mind, but acting by young protag Keyworth and James Fox and Fanny Ardant as his parents is good.

    Mar 31, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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