Saturday, February 21, 2015
Film #92: The Dark Half (1991)
Plot - Based on the Stephen King novel that I simply had to put down due to the obnoxious father character in the first fifty pages of the novel. The film's far more concise, but still runs a little long.
Form - Straightforward.
F/X - A little cool gore, something absent in most King adaptations.
Acting - Michael Rooker is well cast, something that almost never happens.
Mise en scene - No.
Quotables - "He was castrated and had his penis stuck in his mouth."
Cool stuff - The best special effects are literally in the first and last five minutes of the film.