John Carpenter season, kicking off with Dark Star!!

Greetings folks, Another horror delight is awaiting us this Autumn with the Edinburgh Film Guild's John Carpenter season- starting with Dark Star (1974).

"Co-scripted by and featuring future Alien writer Dan O’Bannon this absurdist take on 2001 more than compensates in imagination and inventiveness what it lacks in a special effects budget. The plot sees the motley crew (the captain is dead and frozen in stasis, and there is a stowaway who no-one else has twigged is impersonating the actual crewman) 20 years into their mission of blowing up stars about to go supernova who then find themselves having to explain to one of their intelligent bombs that it was activated by accident."

Other films in the season include Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, The Thing and Escape from New York- huzzah!

All films will screen on Fridays at 8pm in the Edinburgh Film Guild's own wee cinema- lurking in the bowels of the Filmhouse.  Please note however that you do need to be a member of the Guild to attend these films- however with 2 seasons (12 films in total) costing a mere £20, it's excellent value!  Find out more about the Guild, and this and future film seasons at

You can also join online at

See you then!

caz :)


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  • carolyn

    For anyone who missed this, it was on the telly last night and available on catch-up.

    September 28, 2013

  • Darren M.

    Forgot how funny this film was!

    September 28, 2013

  • Darren M.

    Woo hoo, Carpenter! This is going to be a great season...

    September 27, 2013

  • caz

    Hi folks! Looking forward to tonight! Just to let you know I'll be kicking around in the Filmhouse Bar from around 7pm, so if you arrive earlier than 7.30pm feel welcome to join me :) Phone me on[masked] if you are new to the group or can't find me. Also, remember that to see this film you need to join the Edinburgh Film Guild via the links above. It's really good value at £20 for 2 seasons (12 films in total- and a Vincent Price season coming up in the new year! Huzzah!). You can also just bring your £20 tonight and join. See you later on!! :) Ps welcome to the group Andrew! Look forward to meeting you :)

    September 27, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    One of my favourite movies. Also my first meetup!

    September 25, 2013

  • Grant T.

    I am really loooking forward to see this movie.

    August 18, 2013

  • carolyn

    This is a wonderful movie, if you haven't seen it before there is a wee spoiler in the spiel above so shut your eyes!

    July 23, 2013

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