Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

Director: Mark Peploe Cast: Ben Keyworth, James Fox, Paul McGann

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS)


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
UPC: 0014381164121
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Mark Peploe Director,Screenwriter
Caroline Amies Production Designer
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Simon Bosanquet Producer
Lucy Boulting Casting
Bruno de Keyzer Cinematographer
Sallie Evans Makeup
Richard Hartley Score Composer
John Markwell Special Effects Supervisor
Jean Nachbaur Executive Producer
Robin O'Donoghue Sound Mixer
Jason Osborn Score Composer
Laurie Parker Executive Producer
Dominique Pinto Camera Operator
Caitlin Rhodes Casting
Mary Richards Production Manager
Sylvaine Sainderichin Producer
Stephen Scott Art Director
Louise Stjernsward Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Thomas Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Afraid of the Dark
1. Main Title [4:34]
2. The Reach Out House: Meeting Rose [9:25]
3. Another Frightful Attack [10:07]
4. The Cemetery and the Underground [9:35]
5. Toby to the Rescue [5:04]
6. Rose Models [4:17]
7. Wedding Day [7:38]
8. The Reception [4:19]
9. New Vision [4:46]
10. Toby's Last Visit [6:57]
11. Returning to the Scene of the Crime [8:31]
12. Baby Sister Comes Home [4:20]
13. Too Close to Tess [5:43]
14. After the Operation [3:33]
15. End Credits [2:41]

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