The Dark Crystal (PG)
Sunday 29th July
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Remember the first time you watched The Dark Crystal as a kid? Kind of freaked you out, didn’t it? From the ‘mind draining’ sequence to the Skeksis banquet scene, Jim Henson’s twisted fantasy scarred many a childhood mind.
Made in the early 1980s, The Dark Crystal was a real passion project for Henson, who wanted to make something akin to Grimm’s Fairy Tales, something unafraid to take its younger viewers down some darker paths as a young ‘Gelfling’ embarks on a quest to restore balance to her world by restoring the crystal of the title.
With the world of the Dark Crystal finally being revived for upcoming Netflix series Age Of Resistance, now is the perfect time to revisit the planet Thra and remind yourself of one of the strangest ‘kids’ movies ever made.