For many horror aficionados who came of age in the 1980s, The Dark Crystal will always hold a warm spot in our cold, black hearts. Netflix and the Jim Henson Company thrilled fans of the original film (released in 1982) with the prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which hit the streaming giant earlier in 2019. But did you know there were plans for a sequel to the original Dark Crystal that never came to fruition?
Regular readers of Dread Central know that we’re huge fans of the video essays produced by UK film critic and academic, Mr. H. Over 12 weeks, he’ll be exploring the unmade sequel, The Power of the Dark Crystal, in a series of videos; Parts 1 & 2 can be viewed by following the links below. Part 3 can be found embedded at the top of the article!
Are you a fan of The Dark Crystal and/or The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance? What do you think of the first three entries in Mr. H’s exploration of The Power of the Dark Crystal? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.