DARK STAR (Revival)


When horror auteur John Carpenter was a film student in the early ‘70s, he and some pals spent a few thousand bucks slapping together a stoner-comedy version of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It still looks like it cost a nickel, but Carpenter’s nascent craft and the smart script—co-written with Alien screenwriter Dan O’Bannon, who also co-stars as the obnoxious Sgt. Pinback—hold up surprisingly well. Dark Star walked so that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Mystery Science Theater 3000 could run.

1974 Dir. John Carpenter. 1.85:1 Color dcp 83 min.