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The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)

In 2022, a repair crew is sent to fix an orbital weapon but their spaceship malfunctions and ends up heading towards the dark side of the moon. There, in a mysterious, seemingly abandoned space shuttle, a sinister force lies in wait.

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D.J. Webster

Writers:

Carey W. Hayes (as Carey Hayes), Chad Hayes
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Sampson ... Flynn Harding
Will Bledsoe Will Bledsoe ... Giles Stewart
Joe Turkel ... Paxton Warner
Camilla More ... Lesli
John Diehl ... Philip Jennings
Wendy MacDonald Wendy MacDonald ... Alex McInny
Alan Blumenfeld ... Dreyfuss Steiner
Ken Lesco Ken Lesco ... Michael C. Gotier (as Kenneth R. Lesco)
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Storyline

It is the year 2022. A mysterious systems failure causes the crew of a spaceship to be stranded on the dark side of the moon, while rapidly running out of fuel and oxygen. They are surprised to discover a NASA space shuttle floating in space, and board it in the hope of salvaging some supplies. One by one, the crew is possessed and killed, and it is up to Paxton Warner to find the links between the dark side of the moon, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Devil himself. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Something is waiting See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

666 il triangolo maledetto See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Wildstreet Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Blumenfeld drove a rented car to the studio in Valencia, California where this film was shot at. See more »

Goofs

Lesli the android/computer refers to "The Holy Bible. The Book of Revelations." It is in fact, the "Book of Revelation" (singular). See more »

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Title Card: The year, 2022. The maintenance ship SPACECORE 1 is on a routine "refab" mission. The refabs are fixers. Their purpose is to repair nuclear-armed satellites orbiting high above the earth. Due to the atomic capabilities of these satellites, refabbing is considered dangerous... Very dangerous.
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Connections

Referenced in The Player (1992) See more »

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An abject lesson in fear
26 January 2004 | by jjzzaahhSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie twice and although the actual plot could be deemed as a little far fetched, it really works.

Basically, after a systems failure a ship gets trapped upon the darkside of the moon, where all kinds of weird goings on begin to take place as slowly the crew members are picked off one by one by an unseen assailant/assailants.

The actual film idea itself is excellent and it really does use darkness in the film for the right reasons and as always, desolate space ships make excellent places for horror to hide round every unlit little corner. Add the fact that there is nowhere to run and the horrible feeling of claustrophobia and you have a gem of a move that is slick, doesn't seem over-produced and has a genius idea of a story running through its core.

It is nice to see a film made to scare and not to shock.


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