In The Dark Half (2012)

Made on a microbudget with support from South West Screen’s iFeatures scheme, ITDH is a striking debut from director Alastair Siddons.

The engagingly bolshy Jessica Barden (Tamara Drewe’s gobby teen) stars as Marie, who’s consumed with guilt when a boy she’s babysitting dies.

Part kitchen sink-er, part pseudo-ghost story, this has a firm grasp on the genres it casually straddles, with creepy sound design fostering a dreamy, portentous mood.

Despite slack pacing, the final twist is so good comparisons with The Sixth Sense aren’t out of the question. 3/5

Via Total Film

50 Greatest Ghost Movies

The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Movie: M. Night Shyamalan’s confident directorial debut, with one of cinema’s most famous rug-pulling twists. Cole (Haley Joel Osment) thinks he can see dead people, so he starts having visits with Bruce Willis’ bemused psychologist. But is Brucie all that he seems?
If It Had Been Found Footage: “I film dead people…” Cole fishes his dad’s old camcorder out of the attic in order to commit his ghostly visitors to celluloid, with seriously spooky results.

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