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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.

Director:

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 Film Classics

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Certificate:

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Trivia

R. Christopher Biggs originally wanted to do more elaborate make-up on the people who get possessed in this film. 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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Referenced in The Player (1992) See more »

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Interesting space horror...comparable to "Event Horizon".
24 May 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Granted I have never actually seen "Event Horizon" all the way through in one viewing. I mainly have seen it in snippets, but I did watch this one all the way through and the plot points I did pick up from Event has some similarities to this lesser known horror film that takes place on the dark side of the moon. This film was okay, interesting enough to keep me entertained during its run. Could have had better pacing and some parts of the film seemed unnecessary like the strange android lady that was laying down throughout all the movie, but still for a low budget film it plays out rather nicely. Crew aboard a space ship loses power and are unable to get help and are running out of oxygen quick. To their surprise a missing ship appears before them and they decide to try and tap into that ships remaining supply of oxygen. However, members of the crew begin to get killed and they begin suspecting each other. There does seem to be something else though behind the killings, but exactly what remains unknown till the end. Just a little added here and there and this movie would have been super. As I have said many times though a lot of horror movies could have been better if they just add a little of this or do a little something to the story. Still, it is an enjoyable enough movie as it is.


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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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Company Credits

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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