The Dark Side of the Moon (1990 film)

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The Dark Side of the Moon
The Dark Side of the Moon 1990 Poster.jpg
Directed byD.J. Webster
Produced byKeith Walley
D.J. Webster
Written byCarey Hayes
Chad Hayes
StarringRobert Sampson
Will Bledsoe
Joe Turkel
Camilla More
John Diehl
Wendy MacDonald
Alan Blumenfeld
Music byPhilip Davies
Mark Ryder
Distributed byTrimark Pictures
Release date
  • 1990 (1990)
CountryUnited States

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, the crew experiences a mysterious, inexplicable power failure that cannot be accounted for. As the ship grows colder, they find themselves drifting toward the dark side of the Moon. An old NASA shuttle, the Discovery, drifts toward them, although NASA has not been operating for 30 years. Two of the crew members board the ship and find a dead body. The mission records of the crew's own ship indicate that the shuttle they have found disappeared in 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 has been waiting on the NASA shuttle, using the aforesaid dead body as its host and it now begins to stalk the crew members one at a time.



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


German black metal band Nargaroth uses 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."

The film is a reference to the 1973 Pink Floyd album of the same name

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