Prince of Darkness
About Prince of Darkness
Following a series of high-budget studio assignments, writer-director John Carpenter retreated to his indie roots with this scaled-down tribute to British sci fi legend Nigel Kneale–Carpenter’s screenplay is even credited to “Martin Quatermass”. Priest Donald Pleasence discovers an ancient canister full of liquid Evil which “broadcasts” warnings from the future. Or something. Given total creative freedom due to the low budget, this is probably Carpenter’s most off the wall picture, the middle entry in his “Apocalypse Trilogy” which includes his The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness.