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

Crew

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