Pitch Black

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Pitch Black is a 2000 science-fiction film about a group of travellers who find themselves stuck on a hostile planet after their ship crashes.

Directed by David Twohy. Written by David Twohy, Jim Wheat and Ken Wheat.
Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what's in the dark. taglines



  • They say most of your brain shuts down in cryosleep.
All but the primitive side...
...the animal side.
No wonder I'm still awake.
Transporting me with civilians.
Sounded like -plus.
Heard an Arab voice.
Some hoodoo holy man.
Probably on his way to New Mecca.
But what route? What route?
Smelled a woman.
Sweat, boots, tool belt, leather.
Prospector type.
Free settlers.
And they only take the back roads.
And here's my real problem:
Mr. Johns, blue-eyed devil.
Planning on taking me back to slam...
...only this time he picked a ghost lane.
A long time between stops.
A long time for something to go wrong.


  • Come on, these people didn't leave. Whatever killed Zeke killed them.
  • [Slowly whispering to Caroline] Oh, ya didn't know that? Your Johns ain't a cop. He's got that nickel-slick badge and that blue uniform... but he's just a merc. And I'm just a payday.
  • [Riddick kills one of the seemingly unstoppable creatures with a shiv] Did not know who he was fuckin' with.
  • [Last lines] Tell 'em Riddick's dead. He died back on that planet.


Riddick: [Riddick shuts off the ship's engines] We can't leave.
Jack: [panicked as creatures approach the ship] Why not?!
Riddick: Without saying "goodnight". [fires the ship's engines, incinerating the creatures behind it as it takes off]

Imam: Just because you do not believe in God, Mr. Riddick, does not mean God does not believe in you–
Riddick: You think someone could spend half their life in a slam with a horse bit in their mouth and not believe? You think he could start out in some … liquor store trash bin with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and not believe in God? You got it all wrong, holy man. I absolutely believe in God … and I absolutely hate the fucker.

Jack: How the hell can I get eyes like that?
Riddick: First, you've gotta kill a few people.
Jack: Okay. I can do that.
Riddick: And then you get sent to a prison where they tell you you'll never see daylight again. So you dig up a doctor, pay him twenty menthol Kools to do a surgical shine job on your eyes …
Jack: So you can see who's sneaking up on you in the dark!
Riddick: Exactly.
Caroline: [to Jack] Leave! Leave.
[Jack leaves]
Riddick: Cute kid.

Riddick: Looks clear.
[A creature lunges out and almost decapitates Johns before taking flight into the dark]
Johns (Panting): I thought you said it was CLEAR!
Riddick: I said, it looks clear!
Johns: Well what does it look like now?
Riddick: … Looks clear.

[The crash survivors are walking back to the geological outpost. Ogilvie drops a bottle of wine. He runs to fetch it, but just as he reaches out, it is picked up by Riddick].
Ogilvie: (extending a hand to shake) Paris P. Ogilvie. Antiquities dealer. Entrepreneur.
Riddick: (grins) Richard B. Riddick. Escaped convict. Murderer.

Hassan: Captain? Captain?!
Caroline: I'm not your fucking captain.

[A creature is heard invading the shipwreck]
Riddick: Come on, Johns. You've got the big gauge.
Johns: I'd rather piss glass. Why don't you go in and check?

Johns: Doctors decide who lives and dies on the battlefield. It's called Triage.
Riddick: Kept calling it murder when I did it.

Jack: We're gonna lose everybody out here. We should've stayed at the ship.
Riddick: He died fast, and if we have any choice about it, that's the way we should all go out. Don't you cry for Johns. Don't you dare.

[Caroline came back to the ship where Riddick already was]
Riddick: Strong survival instinct. I admire that in a woman.
Caroline: I promised them that we would go back with more light.
Riddick: Did you?
Caroline: What? Are you afraid?
Riddick: (laughs) Me afraid?
Caroline: Come on, Riddick. There's gotta be some part of you that wants to rejoin the human race.
Riddick: Truthfully, I wouldn't know how.
Caroline: Well, then just give me more light for them, and I'll go back by myself.
Riddick: Okay.
[Riddick gives her light]
Riddick: There you go.
Caroline: Please, just come with me.
Riddick: I got a better idea. Come with me.
Caroline: You're fucking with me! I know you are!
Riddick: You know I am? You don't know anything about me. I will leave you here. Step inside.
Caroline: I can't.
Riddick: Sure, you can.
Caroline: I can't.
Riddick: Here. I'll make it easy on you. [he lends her his hand] Take my hand. Come on. Come on … look. No one's gonna blame you. Save yourself, Caroline.
Caroline: I …
Riddick: Come on … come on … [she's getting to the ship] That's it. That's it. Good girl.
[She suddenly hears a creature, bringing back memories of the people she leaves, and changes her mind]
Caroline: Now, you! You listen to me! I am the captain of this ship. And I am not leaving anyone on this rock with those fucking things, even if it means –
[Riddick brings the knife to her throat]
Caroline: Get that thing off my neck.
Riddick: Shut up! You'd die for them?
Caroline: I would try for them.
Riddick: You didn't answer me.
Caroline: Yes, I would Riddick. I would – I would die for them.
Riddick: (pauses) .........Interesting.

[Caroline is taken by a creature when she was helping Riddick]
Riddick: Not for me! [weakly] Not for me!

Imam: Where's Johns?
Riddick: Which half?


  • Fight Evil With Evil
  • There's A New Reason To Be Afraid Of The Dark.
  • Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what's in the dark.
  • Are you afraid of the dark? You will be …
  • It's getting Dark
  • There's only one rule: Stay in the light
  • A new species of terror


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