Pitch Black (2000) – The Best Scene

JoBlo’s own Lance Vlcek shares his pick for the best scene in David Twohy’s 2000 film Pitch Black, starring Vin Diesel

Last Updated on March 21, 2024

After taking a look back at House II: The Second Story (a favorite of mine since childhood), House of 1000 Corpses (which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year), the awesomeness of Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, the leg smashing in the Stephen King adaptation Misery, three separate moments from John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China, the “Jason vs. Tina” battle in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, and the “all hell breaks loose” sequence from the start of Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, JoBlo’s own Lance Vlcek is continuing his The Best Scene video series with a look at the opening sequence from the Vin Diesel sci-fi adventure Pitch Black (watch it HERE)!

Directed by David Twohy, who also crafted the screenplay with Jim Wheat and Ken Wheat, Pitch Black has the following synopsis: A deep space transporter crash-lands on a desolate planet circled by three suns. Among the survivors are pilot Carolyn Fry, mystic Abu `Imam’ al-Walid, cop William J Johns and convicted criminal Richard B Riddick, and their first thoughts are of survival and escape. Then Fry finds out that the planet suffers a total eclipse every 22 years, which is when the hibernating, flesh-eating inhabitants awake and hunt.

Diesel is joined in the cast by Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Rhiana Griffith, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, John Moore, Simon Burke, Les Chantery, Sam Sari, Firass Dirani, Ric Anderson, and Vic Wilson.

Are you a fan of Pitch Black? What did you think of this best scene video? Let us know by leaving a comment below… and if this isn’t what you would have picked as the best scene, let us know which scene you think is the best one in the movie.

Two of the previous episodes of The Best Scene can be seen below. To see more of our shows, click over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.