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 http://edinburghfilmguild.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=1217
You can also join online at http://edinburghfilmguild.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=769
See you then!