Dark Star

Dark Star

Synopsis

"Begun as a USC student project by director John Carpenter and writer Dan O’Bannon, Dark Star was then expanded to feature length, along with a corresponding increase of the budget, from $14 to $39. Four miserable men fly around the universe fulfilling an inexplicable bureaucratic assignment, to blow up certain uninhabited planets. Sadly, after nineteen successful bomb runs, the crew turns on one another, the 'alien' breaks loose, the toilet paper runs out, and bomb number 20 develops an attitude and refuses to follow orders." – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: John Carpenter
Year: 1974
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 83 min
Colour: Colour