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Half Light
Directed by Craig Rosenberg
Written by Craig Rosenberg
Starring Demi Moore
Henry Ian Cusick
Distributed by First Look Home Entertainment
DEJ Productions
Release date(s) 2006
Running time 110 mins

Half Light is a direct to video 2006 Mystery/Horror Film starring Demi Moore and Henry Ian Cusick in the lead role. It was directed by Craig Rosenberg, who also penned the screenplay.

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Plot

Rachel (Moore) is a successful American murder mystery author living in London with her son, Thomas, and her second husband, the latter is a successful book editor that has been unable to get any of his own works published. After being too busy working on her newest novel, to play with her five year son, Thomas (Balawi) goes outside to play by their upper-class canalside home, only to accidentally drown, thus devastating Rachel, and putting a tailspin on her marriage and her ability to finish her latest novel.

Several months later, Rachel still blames herself for the death of her son, and is not only unable to finish her book, but is also a simple signature away from formally being divorced from her second husband. In an effort to finish her novel, and find some emotional peace, Rachel moves away to a remote cottage on the Scottish coast. However, she soons starts to see the ghost of her late son, who at one point drags her into the waters and at another point moves a set of magnets on the refrigerator. A local town psychic informs Rachel that the spirit of her son is trying to tell her something, but the rest of the locals warn Rachel that the psychic is just a troubled woman.

Troubled by the possibility that her dead son has returned from the grave, Rachel buries her troubles to the young and handsome lightkeeper named Angus (Matheson) and the two spark a romance that suddenly goes awry when she learns that Angus died seven years ago by committing suicide after murdering his wife and her lover in the lighthouse. Rachel fears that she may be going insane and her efforts to try and prove otherwise, and learn more about the suicide-murder of Angus' falter when the news articles about the tragedy have gone missing from the local library and her best friend and writer for a British tabolid journal goes missing after Rachel saw her killed by Angus in the lightower.

It eventually comes to light, that her soon to be ex-husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and that they paid a man to pose as Angus in order to cause an already emotionally unstable Rachel to act crazy enough in public, that when they make her murder look like a suicide, no one will suspect foul play. Just as the Rachel is about to leave town, convinced that her dead son is trying to warn her that her life is in danger, she is drugged and dumped into the river, only to be saved when the keys to the chains she has been put into suddenly falls into the coast and thus allows her to free herself and make her way to the light tower in an effort to seek some revenge.

However, after a brief fight at the light tower, the three criminals are all murdered by the ghost of the real Angus in much the same way that occurred seven years ago. Rachel leaves town, with the promise that the house that she rented (which just happen to be the former home of Colin, Katie's, Angus' wife, lover) is kept empty so that his spirit can finally rest since that house is the closest to Angus' home in the lighthouse. She returns her home, where her son died, having decided to celebrate his life, instead of mourning his death.

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Released by Universal/UIP

Release Dates -January 12, 2006 (Hungary) January 17, 2006 (DVD) (USA) May 18, 2006 (Germany) June 23, 2006 (UK) June 2, 2006 (Italy) July 20, 2006 (Australia)

MPAA Rating - R (for some images of violence) BBFC - 15(UK)

UK Premiere - The UK Premiere of Half Light took place on 18 June 2006 at the Ucheldre Arts Centre in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales. Various people who took part in the film were invited to the event. Filming Half Light has benefited the island economy by over £1.5 million ($2.7m) according to Anglesey County Council.

US Airing

Although the film was not shown in theatres in the United States, it was released on DVD on January 17, 2006 and aired on June 25, 2006 on TNT.

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