Half Light (15)

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Half Light opens with a montage of newspaper cuttings and certificates which proclaim that Demi Moore is an award-winning, best-selling novelist who writes all her thrillers on a typewriter. And it gets worse from there. After her son drowns, she travels to a wee Scottish coastal village, taking her designer flat cap with her, and befriends the creepy young man who tends the badly computer-generated lighthouse.

But does he have a dark secret? And could her son be trying to communicate from beyond the grave, using an Etch-a-Sketch and the magnetic letters on the fridge door? Half Light has so many unintentional laughs that it would be quite fun if it weren't so excruciatingly slow, and if it hadn't lifted quite so many scenes from Don't Look Now, Final Analysis, Vertigo and Scooby Doo. Don't expect this embarrassing ghost story to bring Moore's career back from the dead.

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