THE DARK HALF is schizophrenic: when it's good, it's really really good. Pity that Stephen King's source material (hero is a novelist AND a teacher!) is unusually limited. So Romero instead targets Tim Hutton's George Stark whose feral machismo is both scary and fun to watch! Hitchcockian set pieces and body horror are nicely done. A potentially great idea about sparrows leads to a cliché ending. Fascinating failure.
Serviceable adaptation of a serviceable Stephen King story. Strong performances from Hutton, Madigan, and Rooker, and a few cool sequences. It's not the best from Romero or King - but it's solid entertainment for horror fans.
I didn't like this one at first, couldn't even sit through it; however, this is certainly worth sitting through. The last quarter is horror-house fun as hell. I think Romero and King were kindred spirits, I like the feel of their collaborations.