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Prince of Darkness
Before man walked the earth...it slept for centuries. It is evil. It is real. It is awakening.
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Did anyone else watch the interview with John Carpenter on the Scream Factory blu-ray of Prince of Darkness? If so, did he get teary eyed at the end of the interview after saying how heartwarming and comforting it is [especially in old age] that people still love his films and want interviews with him for releases all of these years later?!?! I knew it! He's a big softy with a tough exterior, just like me!
I seriously love this guy, I know it seems a bit ridiculous to say that because he's a director who I don't know personally, but from his interviews, actions, films, everything, I feel like I get a pretty good sense of what he's like and…
Finally, John Carpenter’s most underrated and atmospheric film is now available in high-definition. The long and patient wait for a Blu-Ray release was worth it as not only is The Scream Factory’s release excellent but the film is as wonderfully creepy as it ever has been.
Prince of Darkness is Carpenter’s unjustly forgotten minor-classic. Produced in-between the delightfully batty duo of Big Trouble in Little China and They Live, this moody horror film is closer in style to his earlier attention-grabbing genre hits. Only now beginning to receive the attention it deserves, this eerie throwback (a strange amalgamation of Carpenter’s own cinematic obsessions) is a wonderful blend of horror and science-fiction as religion and science come together to repel the…
This is a god dream. This is everything.
Whenever I hear the synth-heavy compositions of Carpenter it always feels like meeting an old friend. One you, more often than not, get along with really well.
Prince of Darkness is an odd beast of a horror film and, after this rewatch with a gap of some 15 years preceding it, one I can easily rank among Carpenter's best. This film's scope is a lot bigger than I'm used to from him and it actually has a very clever script, deftly touching upon some quasi philosophical issues without getting heavy handed or making an ass out of itself.
In a film that expertly uses the tropes of both the slasher and the zombie genre, Carpenter pits science versus religion, but…
Simon without the Major. Dr. Loomis in a robe. Some of Jack's friends. That damn x-ray tech. What's her name again? Alice Cooper and his bicycle. The beautiful Lisa Blount (R.I.P.). One of the Horror Master's best and by far underrated films. Another reason why Carpenter is king.
For me, this is the culmination of Carpenter's career-long vision. It's also the apex of horror, a configuration of histories and patterns that amounts to nothing less than a monumental statement on the genre as a whole. Hyperbolic? Sure, but how else can I talk about my favorite film of all time? Prince of Darkness is the central focus of my master's thesis in-progress; I can't wait to continue visiting, revisiting, studying, and analyzing it throughout the next year.
This is one of those films I've been meaning to watch for years but somehow managed to avoid finding out anything about the plot.
I expected the Devil to be involved but the general concept and the way John Carpenter approaches it is quite interesting.
It's the classic Science Vs Region battle but presented in an intriguing way. It struck me as a bit like a mix of The Exorcist and Flatliners.
Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped, I can see it's appeal of high concept meets cheesy horror...
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This is the one major Carpenter movie that has always escaped me. Needless to say, it's awesome. Made directly after "Big Trouble in Little China" it plays as a darker, more violent and horror-oriented version of that movie. I'm not quite sure what was happening most of the time, but I sure enjoyed watching it.
Props to John Carpenter for inventing an original story. This combination of sci-fi and satanic possession is one of a kind. The plot, however, relies on some shop worn horror tropes. For example, the good guys refuse to stay with the group and get picked off one by one by the bad guys. There are a few plot holes, and some bad acting, but that's overcome by good sets, solid makeup and effects, and decent suspense and a few good scares.
This is not one of Carpenter's best movies, but for a low budget, independent horror film, it has a lot going for it. Definitely a must-watch for every serious horror fan.
Underrated gem from John Carpenter. Cool premise, and I liked the run down church location (it gave me the creeps!).
An unfairly overlooked gem in Carpenter's catalogue. Methodically paced, yet brimming with tension and some of Carpenter's most effectively atmospheric work since The Thing.
The whole vibe of this movie isvsonoffsetting for me, I love it.
"I've got a message for you...and you're not going to like it!"
Yet another movie that From Beyond did better.
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some of these are made by based directors but A LOT are…