The Dark Half (1993)

Director
George A. Romero

Main cast
Timothy Hutton; Amy Madigan; Michael Rooker; Julie Harris; Robert Joy

Genres
Mystery, Horror

Description
Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his pulp novels, which are soon discovered to be the work of Stark himself. Looking like a maniacal version of his counterpart, Stark is not so willing to quit the writing game – even if it means coming after Thad's wife and their baby.


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