Half Light

Half Light

Craig Rosenberg (2006)

15 Certificate


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A mystery novelist finds real life far stranger than her own fiction in this clichéd supernatural thriller. Demi Moore plays the successful author who heads off to the solitude of a remote Scottish fishing village in the hope that this will help her get over her seven-year-old son's drowning. But before you can say Don't Look Now, the boy's ghost is giving his mother the chills, triggering events that make the stereotypical locals think she's going crazy. Her only solace is a romance with Hans Matheson's hunky lighthouse keeper, though even that isn't what it appears. Yet for all the narrative twists, this snail-paced yarn has neither atmosphere nor surprises. Writer/director Craig Rosenberg's movie is a patchwork of stolen ideas, but he also demonstrates little in the way of visual style. Compound these weaknesses with flat acting and a syrupy score, and you've got a film that's more likely to provoke laughter than suspense.


A novelist moves to a remote Scottish village to recover from the death of her son and make a fresh start. Before long, the bereaved mother becomes increasingly tormented by visions of the dead boy - but is unable to tell whether his ghost is haunting her or she is simply losing her mind. Supernatural thriller, with Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, James Cosmo and Beans Balawi.

Cast & Crew

Rachel Carlson Demi Moore
Angus Hans Matheson
Brian Henry Ian Cusick
Sharon Kate Isitt
Finley James Cosmo
Morag Therese Bradley
Mary Murray Joanna Hole
Thomas Carlson Beans El Balawai
Father James MacMahon Mickey Wilson
Director Craig Rosenberg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVDReleased on: 23 Jun 2006