The serious, soulful and scary, psychological horror film ‘The Dark Half’ about a teenage girl’s journey through her own haunted imagination will debut this Friday, August 10 in UK cinemas. While we have no word yet on a worldwide release, we have the compelling official trailer for you to watch.
It’s autumn and Marie is fifteen. She lives on the edge of the city with her mum Kathy. Filthy lives next door. He is a single father with a six year old son called Sean. He takes his boy out hunting with him for rabbits on the hill behind their houses. They are very close and spend all their time together. Marie also likes the hill. She goes running on it every day. In a secluded spot near the top she has a secret den. It is her refuge from a world she is finding increasingly difficult to cope with. She appears to be losing her only friend and she doesn’t seem to be able to communicate with her mother.
One night Marie babysits for Filthy. Whilst in her care, Sean mysteriously dies. Nobody knows why and Filthy is devastated. Marie becomes convinced the death has something to do with the hill and becomes aware that she is being haunted by a frightening presence. What is this presence? Is it the spirit of Sean? Or something much more terrifying…
South West Screen and BBC Films present, in association with Matador Pictures, Cinema Six and Regent Capital, The Film Agency Wales and City of Bristol, a Bard Entertainments / iFeatures Production.
Release Date: August 10, 2012 (UK theatrical)
Director: Alastair Siddons
Author: Lucy Catherine
Jessica Barden – Marie
Simon Armstrong – Steve
Georgia Henshaw – Michelle
Richard Goss – Mourner
Tim Lewis – Mark