Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness

A FILM BY: John Carpenter
WRITTEN BY: John Carpenter
STARRING: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker

A Part of OVERACHIEVERS: MUSICIANS IN FILM | Cameo by Alice Cooper

Sponsored by ALTER | Preceded by CALL GIRL (Jill Gevargizian, 6 min, 2014)

The second film of John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy” (between The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness) finds a quantum physics professor, his students, and a priest holed up in a monastery, investigating what appears to be an enormous glowing tube of Mountain Dew in the basement. It’s actually liquid Satan, who begins to possess and destroy them one by one. Who knew grad school could be so much fun! Starring Carpenter fave Donald Pleasence as the priest with cameo by Alice Cooper as a truly unsettling homeless man lured to the monastery by Satan’s irresistible vibes. An oft-overlooked frightening and philosophically complex film from the master of horror.

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Technical Information

Production Year: 1987
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 102 mins
Format: 35mm