★★★★ Watched by DUH 20 Jul, 2014

    Has anyone seen Susan?
    Radiologist. Glasses.

    rinse and repeat.....


  • Jerry Downing

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jerry Downing 19 Jul, 2014

    Connection to previous movie - Donald Pleasence

    This one of Carpenter's movies that didn't quite click with me when I first saw it. I really like it now and it grows on me more each time I see it.


  • Jimmy Jones

    ★★½ Added by Jimmy Jones

    This movie promises a lot, but only seems to deliver a little of it. I thought I had seen most of Carpenter's best, but I wanted to try out some of his later work based on word of mouth. This one definitely didn't do it for me; while it shared a lot of stylistic elements and even some actors from his earlier films, the overall story seemed laughable in a bad way and the characters were often brainless beyond belief.…


  • rewatchvalue

    ★★★ Rewatched by rewatchvalue 06 Jul, 2014

    This is one of apocalypse trilogy's weakest films. The story is nothing new you haven't seen before. The characters are not developed enough but where John Carpenter never fails to deliver is the prosthetics. There is a transformation scene that makes my skin crawl everytime.


  • Tyler Featherstone

    ★★★½ Watched by Tyler Featherstone 02 Jul, 2014

    The only fault I found with this flick was a lack of interest in the characters. The story was good and the effects, although cheap at times, weren't that bad - but I just did not care for any of the characters, other than Donald Pleasence and Victor Wong, which wasn't enough to carry the film.

    An old relic, a jar with a swirling green cloud in it, is found in the basement of a church and a team of…


  • Michael Buice

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael Buice 01 Jul, 2014

    The aesthetic of '80s arts and entertainment carries with it a certain cheesiness that is understandable if you see how poorly much of it has aged. It's hard to hear a song or see an image from the decade and mistake it for any other time period; there's a very of-the-moment feel to it all. And as dated as it may seem, the look and feel perfectly complement what John Carpenter was doing at the time. I don't think it's…


  • fieldmouse

    ★★★★ Watched by fieldmouse 01 Jul, 2014

    Where to start? I really liked this one a lot. It's so pregnant with wonderful ideas and imagery.

    But first the direction/camera: I have this sense that Carpenter's later stuff gets to be a bit mechanical (workmanlike maybe is a better term). Seeing BIG TROUBLE and HALLOWEEN recently kind of brings this home. HALLOWEEN's camera had a great deal of vitality. It was always moving and opening up space. The opening scenes in particular with those wide "Illinois" streets.



  • Michael Audet

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael Audet 30 Jun, 2014

    John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" is an under-appreciated and surprisingly effective addition to his already impressive horror repertoire. Though this may be the worst of Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy (comprised of "The Thing", "Prince of Darkness", and "In the Mouth of Madness") (I'll have to re-watch "Madness" before stating that for certain), it is still a very good horror film which feels like it was filmed on a larger budget than it was.

    Many, myself included, see John Carpenter as a…


  • Ryan Marshall

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ryan Marshall 11 Jun, 2014

    Easily one of Carpenter's smartest, most personal films. The melding of science and terror has always been a personal favorite of mine, and that's what Prince of Darkness is all about. It certainly does deliver. Of course, he (Carpenter) was a master of his craft, and thus the pacing is slow but deliberate. It takes around ten minutes for the opening credits to roll in completion, mostly because there are extended scenes that occur in between the individual text, but…


  • Zachary Beckler

    ★★★★½ Added by Zachary Beckler

    I admit to being a late bloomer when it comes to this film. Actually, I saw it for the first time last year. And for that I’m glad, not just because it is so rare to find a gem like this that you’ve never seen, but because had I seen it when I was younger I would not have been ready for it. This film is drenched in apocalyptic tone and atmosphere and contains some of John Carpenter’s most nightmarish…


  • Danny Webster

    ★★★★½ Watched by Danny Webster 16 Jun, 2014 11

    Director Project

    Director: John Carpenter (Final Film)

    First and foremost, Prince of Darkness is very, very good. The score as usual is sublime and, with me resisting the urge to heap excessive praise on the film, manages to be comfortably among (of what I've seen) Carpenter's best.

    Many preconceived notions of what many consider the criteria which make a great film involve, and include that it have great characters. This film doesn't have particularly interesting characters, nor are they really…


  • intramuros

    ★★★ Watched by intramuros 15 Jun, 2014 1

    Atendiendo a los conceptos que se manejan aquí, esto para Íker Jiménez es porno duro.