Dark Half (1993)

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By Scott Goldfine

It’s a horror buff’s dream collaboration as George Romero directs Stephen King’s story about a pulp novelist (Timothy Hutton) plagued by schizophrenic symptoms. After an extortionist forces Hutton to “kill off” his writing pseudonym, people close to the author start getting bumped off in gruesome fashion.

Make no mistake, this is first-rate genre filmmaking, but the movie never catches fire. Amy MadiganMichael Rooker and Julie Harris also star. Rated R.

GRADE: B-

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