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Prince of Darkness

Released 1987
Distributor Universal

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.

About Ti West

Ti West is the writer and director of The Roost, Trigger Man, The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S/ (Second Honeymoon) & The Sacrament.  In general, he is a big fan of movies and the trailers that come before them.

2 Responses to Prince of Darkness

  1. Alex says:

    This is “The Wall” of horror movies. Meaning you got to be really really HIGH for it to make total sense. Not a perfect movie, some of it is cheesy or lame but some of it is insanely atmospheric, scary and really cool. The good parts more then carry the less then good parts.

  2. Marco Antonio S F says:

    Visually influenced by the works of Mario Bava and Dario Argento…if I[m not mistaken, Carpenter used a pseudonym in the writing credit.

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