Pitch Black (2000)

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Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  PolyGram Filmed EntertainmentInterscope Communications.  Story by , , Screenplay by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Terrifying futuristic thriller about a prison-shuttle ship marooned on a distant planet inhabited by killer creatures that only come out at night. So you only have to worry about the sun going down once a day right? WRONG! A solar eclipse is coming along to shroud the entire planet in darkness for who knows how long, and it’s up to the ship’s crew led by  and powerful convict  to keep everyone safe. Plot elements from the Alien movies are liberally borrowed here, but the film is so genuinely terrifying and the production design so convincing (shot in the deserts of Australia, which enhances a desolate look) that no matter how far ahead you can see in the movie you’ll still be thrown for a loop.

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