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  1. THE APOLL0's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Arriving at the early onset of the science=magic=god/s trend the metaphysics are vaguely defined and outlined despite the constant exposition from character who verbally at least have little to time vocalize themselves. Carpenter's master Directive talents seem to reach out for things outside of the core End of Day's type narrative to a kind of interdimensiality before the Matrix (hand into the liquid mirror).

  2. Timothy Stevano's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Feels like playing mansion of madness boardgame

  3. Antoine RL's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    John Carpenter s'essaye à la théologie et explique l'avènement de l'Antéchrist par le prisme de la science-fiction, un peu brouillon et une fin expédiée. Pourquoi pas mais je n'adhère pas.

  4. Renton47's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    There are enough inherent contradictions to make me regard this as 'minor' Carpenter but I guess I should take heed from all of the viewers who have come over the years to regard this as a masterpiece. Even with elements underwritten there is no doubt that this is an aesthete master on top of his game and specific scenes within all the cross-cutting have a terrifying spell. The romantic plot is a sticking point 3.5

  5. MADAMEDE's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  6. Duarte Ferreira's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  7. Homayoun Hajikhani's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  8. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    A collision between Carpenter's key influences; the Hawksian siege film (where, like Rio Bravo, characters find themselves trapped in a single location, fighting off an external force), the Quatermass series (with its long-buried evil) & the sense of impending apocalypse suggested by Lovecraft. The pseudo-science babble isn't hugely convincing, but it's the atmosphere & sustained sense of threat that really astonish.

  9. Ananke's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  10. Pierre.F's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Un bon film qui fait plaisir, il y a de nombreux motifs du film d'horreur satanique qui sont posés et qui rappellent notamment Rosemary's Baby de Polanski en 1968. C'est cool à voir.

  11. fgonzalezse's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  12. lucio carbonelli's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    so much tension, so much evil! there's nothing better of a good old carpenter for a sunday afternoon. good horror, and the music plays an important role. anyway, did you notice? here feminine is evil and good at the same time... what are you trying to tell us, dear john? and the science that succumbs in front of the prince of darkness? computer are evil, too? do we still need religion, to fight against the unknown?

  13. Anna Fiałkowska's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  14. Carlos Pineda's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Visto con distancia en el tiempo un filme de esto devela la estupidez de ciertos guiones: una fuerza maléfica que controla todo no es capaz de abrir una puerta. O la ciencia y las intuiciones de algunos científicos no les sirven para predecir el evento inmediato. Además, el estereotipo de los personajes (sobre todo el del bufón) rayan con la imbecilidad. Plagada de una música fácil y pare de contar.

  15. FRIEDRICH VON PÉREZ's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

  16. Quattro's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    I liked the mixture of sci-fi and spooky esoteric stuff, especially at the beginning. The last part goes full horror-movie tropes and loses pace, and that was a bit underwhelming. Anyway, still good for a late night, spooky watch.

  17. Simon's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Ca fait sursauter parfois.

  18. ADZERTY's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Carpenter a le don incroyable de nous faire adhérer à ses fariboles. Vraiment, c'est un magicien. Et bravo aux acteurs qui parviennent à rester sérieux ! Je pense tout de même qu'on devait bien rire pendant le tournage ! Enfin l'ensemble fonctionne, on se plaît à faire semblant d'y croire.

  19. Pegarange's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    8/10. Screenplay clichés weaken this interesting mix of various cinematic ideas a little bit, but Carpenter's directing abilities, along with cinematography and music, make it a very good, really absorbing film with some really scary moments.

  20. Juan's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

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

    Reiterating the western-siege scenario that is the backbone of Carpenter's cinematography, here we are presented with an original mixture in which quantum physics coexists and explain the existence of the Devil itself. Of course it does so in an '80s naïve way, but if you restrain yourself from too much questioning, then you can venture in an intriguing movie, one of Carpenter's best. Plus, you have Alice Cooper.

  22. Olivier's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Les bavardages pseudo scientifico-philosophiques sont peut-être un peu en trop, mais la maîtrise des effets provocant l'effroi est stupéfiante.

  23. Juan's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    Buena, considerando la época. Parapsicología, astrología, satanismo, física interpretada en clave idealista, las computadoras más avanzadas del momento, y efectos especiales con mucha sangre. Todo un coctel.

  24. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Prince of Darkness

    The plot involves the son of Satan who is actually an extraterrestrial being trapped in green slime which possesses people who kill people who rise from the dead, and someone is sending messages from the future through dreams, and there’s the question of causation in quantum physics and perhaps there’s a conspiracy behind Christianity. Is it just me, or isn't this kind of confusing?

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