Afraid of the Dark (1991)

1991 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

User Score: 67/100


A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.

Academy Award-winner Mark Peploe delivers a terrifying and haunting psychological tale inw hich all of the frightening circumstances of childhood, both real and imagined, are heightened to extremes. A madman is attacking blind people in their homes, and a small boy with disintegrating eyesight begins his own secret investigation into the brutal assaults. When he finally identifies the monster responsible for the chilling crimes, he finds himself face to face with something that everybody understands… the fear of the unknown. - Starring James Fox (CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, PERFORMANCE), Fanny Ardant (CALLAS FOREVER, 8 WOMEN), Paul McGann (TV’‘s "Horatio Hornblower" and "Doctor Who"), David Thewlis (NAKED, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN), Catriona MacColl (THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) - "Chilling!" -Janet Maslin, New York Times - "One of the nastiest little psychothrillers around." -Mirabella - "Genuine terror… Gripping!" -John Anderson, Newsday

About Afraid of the Dark (1991)

Title: Afraid of the Dark
Year: 1991
Starring: David Thewlis, Paul McGann, Hilary Mason, Catriona MacColl, Frances Cuka, Ed Stobart, Struan Rodger, Clare Holman, Susan Wooldridge, Frederick Treves, Ben Keyworth, Sheila Burrell, Star Acri, Niven Boyd, Tiffany Bryant, Gérard Dimiglio, Laurence Harrington, Oona Howard, Jeremy Flynn, Daniel André Pageon, Colleen Passard, Rosalind Knight, Lola Peploe, James Fox, Jean Serret, Fanny Ardant, Gwyneth Strong, Robert Stephens, Cassie Stuart
Director: Mark Peploe
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 9 users. Votes: 9.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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