The Dark Side of the Moon

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Astronauts' discovery of a derelict 20th-century spaceship brings them face to face with the devil himself.

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Will Bledsoe
Giles Stewart
Alan Blumenfeld
Dreyfuss Steiner
John Diehl
Philip Jennings
Robert Sampson
Flynn Harding
Joseph Turkel
Paxton Warner
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  • Jun 13, 2010
    <div style="width:290px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-13819458"><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/13/81/94/13819458_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></div></div><div style="width:290px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-13819398"><img src="http://content8.flixster.com/photo/13/81/93/13819398_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><div style="width:290px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-13819400"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/13/81/94/13819400_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"> <I>THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON</I> (1990) DIRECTED BY:D.J. Webster WRITTEN BY: Carey Hayes, and Chad Hayes FEATURING: Robert Sampson , Will Bledsoe, Joe Turkel, Camilla More, John Diehl , Wendy MacDonald, Alan Blumenfeld, and Ken Lesco GENRE: OCCULT TAGS: suspense; horror; sci-fi, action PLOT: When spooky events plague the crew of a nuclear armed satellite maintenance ship, they discover that the eerie power of the Bermuda Triangle extends in a vector to the dark side of the moon. COMMENTS: An imaginative premise redeems this very 80's, direct to video, darkness of space yarn. A refitting vessel perpetually orbits Earth to upgrade nuclear star wars satellites. The life support and navigations systems fail and the craft begins to drift toward the dark side of the moon. As the crew scrambles to find out why and save the ship, they are approached by the darkened hull of the old Space Shuttle Discovery, which years before had ditched off the East Coast of Florida. When the crew breaks the seal and boards the old space shuttle, they find it derelict, and soaked with sea water. But that's not all. In addition to one reanimated NASA astronaut, the Discovery harbors an inexplicable evil. When the puzzled crew opens the Discovery, the malevolent force is freed and their maintenance ship becomes a supernatural conduit, pipelining the mystery of the Devil's Triangle and it's associated disappearances all the way to <I>The Dark Side Of The Moon</I>. While I love sci-fi, I am disappointed that most of it is pretty silly. The only realistic outer space flick I have ever seen is <I>2001: A Space Odyssey</I>. Most of the others, with their depictions of on-board gravity, cavernous ship interiors, office-like bridge settings, insolent crews, and the propagation of sound waves in outer space call to mind the spoof of '50's spaceflight, <I>Amazon Women On The Moon</I>. Having uttered this disclaimer, I can say I was pleased with this little '80's gem. (Technically, it was released in 1990, but it is very '80's.) The basic idea behind <I>The Dark Side Of The Moon</I> was interesting and the story was well-executed enough to inspire me to forgive the typical shortcomings. Dark, grungy interiors made for a spooky, claustrophobic atmosphere and the plot made a good forerunner for the later, much more polished, <I>Event Horizon</I>. The story has a minimum of silliness and while it missed a few chances to develop into something more clever and sophisticated, I found it good good fun for the overgrown kid inside me. Viewers may recognize veteran actor Joe Turkel from <I>Bladerunner</I> and <I>The Shining</I>. <I>The Dark Side Of The Moon</I> should appeal to 80's nostalgia and horror fans. (Serious cinephiles however, are advised to dust off their DVD's of <I>Silent Running</I>.) Vidmark VHS release: 5/30/09, Cine Plus German DVD release in 2004. <div style="width:290px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/13819399"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/13/81/93/13819399_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"><div style="width:290px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-13819397"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/13/81/93/13819397_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">
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