• Florentina

    ★★ Watched by Florentina 24 May, 2015

    Alice Coopers cameo earned this film an extra star from me.

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  • Neale

    ★½ Watched by Neale 24 May, 2015

    Thumbs Up: Disturbing make-up effects, some trippy visuals towards the end, Donald Pleasance as the Priest with the axe-wielding skills, Alice Cooper's in it for a bit.

    Thumbs Down: The plot just doesn't hang together, there's barely enough there for a Twilight Zone episode let alone a full feature. As such the film falls back on performances and dialogue, common weaknesses in JC films and never more so than here - the two leads have positively zero chemistry and are forced to spit out lines that would be embarrassing in a first draft.

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  • dallasdeath

    ★★★★★ Watched by dallasdeath 20 May, 2015

    Carpenter has reach his appex of his spectacular horror genre movie run with Prince Of Darkness. This movie screams with Carpenters hypnotic synth score throughout the whole movie. The movie goes along with a steady pace a moody atmosphere which harkens back to Carpenters early work halloween, The thing, The Fog, They Live among other homage to other horror gems that held you in gripping fear. A truly classic which deserve to be rank among John Carpenters best work ever.

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  • Edward Fetner

    ★★★★ Added by Edward Fetner

    In this delightfully typical Carpenter film, a priest discovers a mysterious key left by his deceased superior, and with it he discovers an unholy secret ooze that has been kept under guard in an abandoned church for thousands of years. When the (unnamed) priest starts to notice strange phenomena occurring around him, he seeks out guidance from a world-renowned physics professor and his best students. Thus begins the story of science and religion working together to prevent the arrival of…

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  • malcolm baum

    ★★★½ Watched by malcolm baum 09 May, 2015

    I could hear Donald Pleasance and Victor Wong explain ancient mythology ALL DAY
    I could watch humans turn into bugs ALL DAY
    I can watch green slime being barfed into people's mouths ALL DAY

    What i cant watch is the word caca being the punchline. Really dont know if this film worked but I think it almost did

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  • Cameron Worden

    ★★★★½ Watched by Cameron Worden 06 May, 2015

    83/100

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  • cbulman

    ★★★★ Added by cbulman

    A best-in-class porn mustache, mullets on men and women alike, a satanic lava lamp, and most of your favorite Asian characters from Big Trouble in Little China. But most of all, Alice Cooper stabbing someone to death with a bicycle.

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  • Timothy E. RAW

    ★★★ Watched by Timothy E. RAW 29 Apr, 2015

    The mythology is genuinely Lovecraftian and unguessabley bonkers considering all the Church Vs. Satan movies out there. In this, the Dark Prince is the son of an alien life force (visualised as a swirling green ooze) trying to bring his father to earth, while people from the future have broadcast a warning to the scientists studying the life-force in a church basement that they're experiencing as a collective dream. I told you. Bonkers.

    The heaviest synths of Carpenter's career are…

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  • Dustin Sells

    ★★★½ Watched by Dustin Sells 03 May, 2015

    Can't tell you how much I loved this movie! Theological surrealism whose only flaw is how easily it gives in to dualism.

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  • Lee

    ★★★★ Watched by Lee 26 Apr, 2015

    All you have to do is close your eyes and listen to the thumping soundtrack and you know this is going to be a hell of a ride from John Carpenter.
    What a fantastic horror film, why didn't I see this before!
    It was only going to a film quiz last month which alerted me to see this and a couple of friends stating I should watch it.
    A couple of known actors that have appeared in his early films,…

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  • Edwin Davies

    ★★★ Watched by Edwin Davies 28 Apr, 2015

    Very fun and slightly cheesy but of apocalyptic horror from Carpenter, though it feels more like a Stuart Gordon movie than a John Carpenter one. The score is unmistakably a Carpenter/Howarth joint, though.

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  • mattmav45

    ★★★ Watched by mattmav45 26 Apr, 2015

    John Carpenter. The name along conjures up a plethora of cinema-related thoughts. Say what you will about his films, but the man has made a career of making just about every kind of film in every kind of genre. One could make the argument that he is back to his calling card here with a horror offering. However, in typical Carpenter fashion, this sci-fi religious horror flick (what a description) is in a league of its own.

    Science and religious…

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