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Afraid of the Dark Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A young boy comes to fear that his blind mother may become the next victim of a serial killer in this complex psychological thriller. Unfolding at first as a traditional suspense tale, the film follows the terrified boy's attempts to determine the killer's identity, a task his policeman father has failed to achieve. Things take a more provocative and puzzling turn when the boy's penchant for fantasy is revealed, forcing the audience to question whether what has been shown has been real or merely a product of the boy's imagination. As a result, much of the anxiety in Afraid of the Dark emerges not from the violent shocks, but from the uncertain reality and the tantalizing, disturbing hints of the child's psychology. This purposeful ambiguity may strike some viewers as confusing and alienating, despite the film's assured performances and striking imagery. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:July 24, 1992

Cast

Ben Keyworth
as Lucas
James Fox
as Frank
Paul McGann
as Tony Dalton
Fanny Ardant
as Miriam
Clare Holman
as Rose
Robert Stephens
as Dan Burns
Susan Wooldridge
as Lucy Trent
Gerard Dimiglio
as Wedding Guest
Gerard Dimiglio
as Policeman with Walkie Talkie
Ed Stobart
as Guest who Toasts
Ed Stobart
as Police Driver
Cassie Stuart
as Red Head
Cassie Stuart
as Centerfold Woman
Niven Boyd
as Ice-Cream Man
Sheila Burrell
as Meg
Frances Cuka
as Mrs. Dalton
Jeremy Flynn
as Jim Gilbert
Laurence Harrington
as Mr. Lewis/Man with Centerfold
Rosalind Knight
as Edith Simpkins
Hilary Mason
as Basement Woman
Colleen Passard
as Nurse With Knitting
Struan Rodger
as Window Cleaner
Gwyneth Strong
as Blind Mother with Baby
David Thewlis
as Tom Miller/Locksmith
Frederick Treves
as Eye Surgeon
Catriona MacColl
as Blind Woman
Struan Rodger
as Window Cleaner
Frances Cuka
as Mrs. Dalton
Frederick Treves
as Eye Surgeon
Catriona MacColl
as Blind Woman
Gwyneth Strong
as Blind Mother with Baby
Rosalind Knight
as Edith Simpkins
Colleen Passard
as Nurse With Knitting
Sheila Burrell
as Meg
Jeremy Flynn
as Jim Gilbert
Niven Boyd
as Ice-Cream Man
Gerard Dimiglio
as Wedding Guest
Gerard Dimiglio
as Policeman with Walkie Talkie
Laurence Harrington
as Mr. Lewis/Man with Centerfold
David Thewlis
as Tom Miller/Locksmith
Cassie Stuart
as Centerfold Woman
Hilary Mason
as Basement Woman
Cassie Stuart
as Red Head
Ed Stobart
as Guest who Toasts
Ed Stobart
as Police Driver

Crew

Mark Peploe
Director
Simon Bosanquet
Producer
Sylvaine Sainderichin
Producer
Mark Peploe
Screenwriter
Bruno de Keyzer
Cinematographer
Jason Osborn
Composer (Music Score)
Scott Thomas
Editor
Caroline Amies
Production Designer
Stephen Scott
Art Director
Laurie Parker
Executive Producer
Jean Nachbaur
Executive Producer
Louise Stjernsward
Costume Designer
Dominique Pinto
Camera Operator
Robin O'Donoghue
Sound Mixer
Mary Richards
Production Manager
Caitlin Rhodes
Casting
Lucy Boulting
Casting
Mark Auguste
Supervising Sound Editor
Melvin Lind
Second Assistant Director
Dominic Masters
Assistant Art Director
Gary Hutchings
Grip
Ron Watkins
Assistant Location Manager
Val Farmer
First Assistant Accountant
Jennifer Patrick
Dialogue Coach
Jill Quertier
Buyer
Sallie Evans
Makeup
Patsy De Lord
Production Coordinator
Michele Tandy
Production Accountant
Barry Arnold
Set Dresser
John Markwell
Special Effects Supervisor
Peter Wing
Electrician
Graham Holley
Electrician
Paul Cridlin
Boom Operator
Susie Harmsworth
Runner
Jeremy Gibbs
First Assistant Editor
Charlie Cottrell
Painter
Tommie Manderson
Makeup Supervisor
Peter Duffey
Carpenter
Joan Carpenter
Hair Styles
Simon Mein
Still Photographer
Terry Townsend
Electrician
Shirley Shaw
ADR Editor
Ciaran Donnelly
Carpenter
Richard Fettes
Dialogue Editor
Michael Hersey
Painter
Rona Buchanan
Second Assistant Editor
Trevor Wright
Runner
Nick Daubeny
Location Manager
Maxie McDonald
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