Secret Window

Secret Window

David Koepp (2004)

12 Certificate


Our Score
After adapting Richard Matheson's chiller Stir of Echoes, director David Koepp tackles Stephen King's novella Secret Window, Secret Garden with this suspenseful psychological thriller. In another of his eccentric performances, Johnny Depp stars as a successful author whose writer's block is nothing compared to the hell that he encounters when menacing stranger John Turturro accuses him of plagiarism. Although the film unfolds in a similar fashion to another King book, The Dark Half, Depp's emotional seesawing and Turturro's furrow-browed intensity are entertaining and unnerving in equal measures.


A troubled author living a solitary existence in an isolated cabin is visited out of the blue by a mysterious stranger, who accuses him of plagiarism. Events then begin to take a frightening turn as the distraught writer struggles to prove his innocence - and hang on to his sanity. Psychological thriller, starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello and Timothy Hutton.

Cast & Crew

Mort Rainey Johnny Depp
John Shooter John Turturro
Amy Rainey Maria Bello
Ted Milner Timothy Hutton
Ken Karsch Charles S Dutton
Sheriff Dave Newsome Len Cariou
Mrs Garvey Joan Heney
Tom Greenleaf John Dunn Hill
Director David Koepp
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray