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Prince of Darkness
7.1
/10
3,956 Ratings

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

Directed by John Carpenter
United States, 1987
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

In the basement of an abandoned church lies a bottle of green liquid being investigated by local physics students. But as the night draws in, the students soon realise that the relic holds a dark force beyond their control that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.

Synopsis

In the basement of an abandoned church lies a bottle of green liquid being investigated by local physics students. But as the night draws in, the students soon realise that the relic holds a dark force beyond their control that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.

Our take

Iconic horror director John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness is partly terrifying and partly goofy: a wondrously low-budget ‘80s affair. Physics, theology, and the devil’s green slime go in the stew for this second part of the filmmaker’s “Apocalypse” trilogy. Oh, and there’s an Alice Cooper cameo.