Marking George A. Romero's second Stephen King-based film after 1982's CREEPSHOW, THE DARK HALF proves him every bit as capable of adapting King's darker horrors as the author's ghoulishly comic side. It's an uncommonly mature and intelligent chiller, particularly in a period when the
genre has devolved into wisecracking fiends and empty special effects showcases.
Timothy Hutton stars as Thad Beaumont, a writer who, as a young child, had the remains of an unborn twin surgically removed from his brain, an event accompanied by a swarming of sparrows around the hospital. In the present day, Thad's books are winning rave reviews but negligible sales, and he