Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Chris' Film Club: Dark Star
Dark Star is a strange little film. It was directed by John Carpenter (he of The Thing and Assault on Precinct 13 fame) and was written by and stars Dan O'Bannon, who wrote Aliens. It starts out like a standard sci-fi film about a planet destroying crew aboard a space ship but it soon reveals itself to be a weirdly surreal and interesting black comedy. Coming in at a rather brief 83 minutes, it doesn't outstay it's welcome and was a pleasant surprise for me when I first saw it.