The Dark Side of the Moon (film)

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The Dark Side of the Moon
The Dark Side of the Moon 1990 Poster.jpg
Directed by D.J. Webster
Produced by Keith Walley
D.J. Wester
Written by Carey Hayes
Chad Hayes
Starring Robert Sampson
Will Bledsoe
Joe Turkel
Camilla More
John Diehl
Wendy MacDonald
Alan Blumenfeld
Music by Philip Davies
Mark Ryder
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 1990 (1990)
Country United States
Language English

The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1990 direct-to-video science fiction/horror film. It was directed by D. J. Webster from the screenplay by brothers Chad and Carey Hayes.


In the near future, a maintenance vehicle is orbiting the Earth on a mission to repair nuclear-armed satellites. Suddenly they experience a mysterious, inexplicable power failure that they cannot account for. As the ship grows increasingly colder, they find that they are drifting toward the dark side of the Moon. An old NASA shuttle, the Discovery, drifts toward them, despite the fact that NASA has not been operating for 30 years. Two of the crew board the ship and find a dead body. The crew's own ship records indicate that the shuttle they have happened across disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle many years before. So what is it doing in space? As they attempt to solve this mystery it quickly becomes apparent that a malevolent force had been waiting on the NASA shuttle, and now it begins to stalk the crew one at a time.

This malevolent force turns out to be Satan, banished by God to the dark side of the Moon. Satan now feeds on the souls of any mortals who enter the Bermuda Triangle or the space corridor between Earth and the Moon.



The film was released on VHS by Vidmark Entertainment on May 30, 1990.


German black metal band Nargaroth utilizes samples of spoken word (albeit dubbed in German) of the film in their homonymous track of the 2004 album Prosatanica Shooting Angels.

Swedish death metal band Crypt of Kerberos utilizes samples from the film in their 1991 track "Devastator."

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