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  1. spasmolytic's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  2. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Weak script complemented by bad performances made palpable with the help of a proper score.

  3. Tyler Wright's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Gorgeous cinematography. The first half is unique, original, interesting, and extremely chilling, but the second half turns into a stock zombie-possession slasher. Although still very creepy and well directed, it's shame that the film veers so off course from the path of originality.

  4. Paul Mallinson's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    It's a ridiculous idea that shouldn't work, but does. Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is a hypnotic mix of sci-fi and chiller with a wonderful soundtrack and a great cast.

  5. Rafael Simões's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  6. Levi Miah's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    The intro is a slow unravelling which cuts between the ensemble cast & credits. The rest of the film is stylised similarly; a constant, throbbing electronic score & rhythmic editing create a unique building of tension. The pace drops in the middle & it's not that scary (bar the dream...) - but the end wraps up the entire film masterfully, turning the whole thing into an almost prologue. I'd take a sequel.

  7. FISCHER's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Sur le thème maintes fois filmé, celui de l'Antéchrist revenant sur notre planète pour imposer enfin son pouvoir diabolique, un excellent petit film fantastique à la superbe partition musicale. (comme souvent chez Carpenter) Hormis les rares scènes d'intimité bancales, l'oeuvre est une correcte réussite... www.cinefiches.com

  8. Balthaz21's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  9. Khashayar Mohammadi's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  10. Steve G.'s rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    I was never really fond of mirrors before I watched this anyway. Now I carry an axe around at all times.

  11. Graham Ball's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    I remember Alice Cooper being in this...

  12. cinegeek.de's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    (...)Hier wird kein Krieg der Wissenschaften gegen das Übernatürliche geführt, keiner zwischen der Gewissheit der sichtbaren und dem Chaos der subatomaren Welt. Es ist einfach nur ein weiterer Film geworden, in dem die Guten von den Bösen eine Weile lang beschäftigt werden, bis sich alles in einem finalen Showdown auflöst.(...)

  13. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Not many twists or turns, just a slow death march towards the End Times with a pulsing Carpenter baseline setting the rhythm. The idea of a team of scientists and priests uniting against oblivion is rich, though Carpenter tends to be better at creating concepts than taking them to an eloquent conclusion. The virtues, as always, are atmosphere and a striking ending that makes genre material feel very non-generic.

  14. Bob's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    It takes christianity and science, combines them together and turns them into a horrifying 24 hour long event, where faith is no longer a matter of conventionalism but a scream for waking up from a Second Coming; which is not at all as believed for 2000 years. Every single scene from a strange weather to possessed beings and richful protagonists, including the most terrifying presentation of Antichrist, is pure gold.

  15. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    The uncanny transmission is far more unsettling than the narrative that surrounds it-- see also Ringu.

  16. ryan birch's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Intriguing mix of Lovecraft horror, Christian theology and quantum physics with a great premise and some inspired moments, but, it all felt slightly muddled. I feel like this movie would have needed more money and a better cast to really reach its potential. Still, its Carpenter, and its pretty damn good.

  17. Alexandre Roy's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    The problem here is that Carpenter tries to bring science into supernatural occurences but fails miserably. The script suffers from over-exposition and badly written dialogue. I will admit though that some scenes are pretty well directed when no one is speaking. And the soundtrack is pretty effective. But it can't elevate the movie to much more than a passable level.

  18. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    8 - Underrated. Carpenter's script is mired in over-explanation and the characters aren't exactly his best, but "Prince of Darkness" is still a great, moody horror gem with lovely practical effects and one of the most effective jump scares (and THE best porn stache) ever put to film. Plus, Hobo Alice Cooper stabs a guy with a bike. What more could you want?

  19. Charles Coleman's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    3 1/2. The logistics of what's going in the movie is hard to follow and doesn't make sense but if you look past that, what's going on in the movie is a solid horror movie with nice experimental touches and humor. Camera work is top notch and the score is really effective, one of Carpenter's best.

  20. letters never sent's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Perhaps not the best John Carpenter, but it is most certainly the one that terrorised me since I was young.

  21. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Nuevamente esa plantilla clásica de Carpenter. Un grupo de personas se encierran en un tétrico lugar, ellos no tienen idea a lo que se enfrentan. De pronto se inicia el acecho. "Algo" comienza a cazar y tomar cuerpos, los usa de huéspedes y domina sus mentes a fin de cazar al resto. Es, además, imposible pedir auxilio a los externos. La novedad, ese sueño espeluznante que invita a la premonición o a un mundo paralelo

  22. Rocketsfallonrocketfalls Haven's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Decent flick, overall, but some ideas are annoyingly under-developed.

  23. Domenico Nicoletti's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Il male non conosce limiti, sopratutto se il male è immerso nel profondo di ognuno di noi. Questo film rapisce lo spettatore per far si che questo si senta protagonista di un'avventura che non vedrà mai luce ne riflessioni di bene. Interstellar di Nolan non sarebbe mai esistito senza questo film di Carpenter. Peccato che il suo film sia mediocre, mentre questo è un capolavoro.

  24. mediarulestheworld's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    A really satisfying movie about the Devil.

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