Monday, October 16, 2023

Film Review: The Dark Side of the Moon (Trimark Pictures, 1990) by Devin J. Meaney

The Dark Side of the Moon
Directed by D.J. Webster
Written by Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes
With Robert Sampson, Will Bledsoe, Joe Turkel, Camilla More, John Diehl, Wendy MacDonald, Alan Blumenfeld, Ken Lesco
Produced by Keith Walley, D.J. Webster, Masahiro Nishizawa (executive producer), Paul White (executive producer)
Trimark Pictures, 1990
I made my way to Tubi to see what B grade cinematic treasures I could find. After checking out a handful of movies that I had no interest in I came to “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Here is the bio from IMDb.
“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.”
First and foremost I think it is amusing that this all takes place in the “distant future” of 2022. Secondly—this movie wasn’t half bad! It wasn’t the greatest film I have ever watched—but it was far from the worst!
One negative thing I have to say is that at times things were hard to understand. By the end of the film I still didn’t figure everything out—but it was entertaining none the less. I won’t go into too much detail as I think watching the film would be the best way to digest the story but I think fans of horror and sci/fi fusion films might dig this one! I will also say that although this film is very spacey it is also a tad “devilish”!
This has a rating of 4.9/10 on IMDb so just under half the people that watched it liked it—by IMDb’s standards anyway. If I was to give this movie a rating I’d rate it 6/10—and the reasoning behind that would be even though I didn’t fully get it the creep factor was strong and the eerie vibes were pleasant to senses! -Devin J. Meaney

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