Half Light

2005

Half Light

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25%

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46%

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A successful mystery writer retreats to a remote fishing village following the tragic death of her son, only to become caught up in a bizarre supernatural murder mystery in this tale of terror directed by Craig Rosenberg and starring Demi Moore. Rachel Carson's (Moore) five-year-old son has drowned, and as a result her life appears to be falling apart at the seams. When a sympathetic friend rents Rachel a secluded cottage in hopes that a little peace and quiet will help the grieving mother recover from her loss, the quiet retreat is violently shattered by a series of bizarre and unexplained murders. Now with a community in fear and her sanity slowly slipping, Rachel must use her instincts to unmask the killer before it's too late and she too falls prey to the murderous rage that threatens to consume the once tranquil town.

Cast

Demi Moore
as Rachel Carlson
Kate Isitt
as Sharon
Mary Murray
as Joanna Hole
Nicholas Gleaves
as Dr. Robert Freedman
Beans El-Balawi
as Thomas Carlson
Joanna Hole
as Mary Murray
Polly Frame
as School Librarian
Mickey Wilson
as Rev. James McMahon
Michael Wilson
as Reverend James MacMahon
Ceit Kearney
as Gaelic Speaking Woman
Nichola B.
as Kate McCulloch
Jamie Edgell
as Gordon McCloud
Anne Smith
as Bingo Announcer
Isla Hampson
as Maître D'
Helen Crerar
as Mrs. Freedman
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Critic Reviews for Half Light

All Critics (8) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (6)

  • Plenty of stringy wind-swept hair and shapeless woolly jumpers abound, and at least there's picturesque scenery for a slow afternoon's viewing.

    Nov 7, 2012 | Rating: 2/5
  • More televisual than cinematic, Half Light is too chocolate boxy and clean to be completely convincing, but it's a diverting enough story.

    Jun 13, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • if you strip away all the references to other films, and all the play on genres, what remains is a film without its own soul, as insubstantial, and as difficult to credit, as a spectre half-glimpsed through the Scottish mist.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Demi Moore is used to the odd supernatural love story (Ghost, 1990) and she works hard at Rachel, but the screenplay just isn't up to the genre. It's not super, it's not that natural and it's not very thrilling ... the end result is not even half right.

    Jul 13, 2006 | Full Review…
  • There's a pleasingly Hitchcockian feel to this entertainingly old-fashioned thriller and writer-director Craig Rosenberg pulls off several impressive twists so that you're never quite sure just where the story's going.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This moody thriller is fairly strong on gothic creepiness, but not so good with actual thrills.

    May 27, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Half Light

  • Jun 03, 2016
    Though initially aggravating, Half Light improves as it goes on. It never becomes "Good" but it is far from unwatchable.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2011
    I felt like this movie didn't know what it wanted to be...a horror flick, a thriller, a romance, a lifetime movie....it didn't do much for me.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2009
    i like this movie its weird with twists you come to one conclusion then its suddenly squashed because another happens making your theory rubbish its about i lady whose son dies (thats demi moore) she then gets writers block so she goes to a cottage in scotland where its very issolated and shes alone but things start to happen and things she cant explain is she goin mad, is she seeing ghosts??? im not goin to tell you watch the movie!!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 21, 2008
    Lame and tame ghost thriller. Average acting, honestly can't even be bothered to review it, it was that meh.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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