Prince Of Darkness

Synopsis: A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to the basement and discovers a vat containing a green liquid. The priest contacts a group of physics graduate students to investigate it. Unfortunately, they discover that the liquid contains the essence of Satan himself, and they also discover that he will release HIS father - an all-powerful Anti-God! The liquid later comes to life itself, turning some of the students into zombies as the Devil comes forward to release his father. Will these students be able to stop him?
Genre: Horror
Director(s): John Carpenter
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

either alive or dead.

He's in a wave superposition state,

both dead and alive at the same time.



Only when we open the box

and observe the cat...

does he materialize into reality,

either dead or alive.

But it doesn't make sense. That

is the entire, complete point.

It doesn't make

any common sense.

Our common sense breaks down

on a subatomic level.

Why do I want a Ph. D in this?

Particle beam weapons,

research grants.

A millionaire when I'm 40.

Now I remember.

You're really gonna like this.

Class canceled?

"Will the following students

please see Professor Birack. "

Shit, there I am.

Me too.

All of us. And we heard Birack wants

us to cancel our plans for the weekend.

What? That's not all. A couple of

biochemistry's finest are coming with us.

And someone to translate Latin.

Coming with us where?

I'm gonna have to pull some strings here. This is just

not gonna happen. I have serious plans for the weekend.

ditch Pagels again. He's not gonna like it.

Sleep with him.

Get an "A."

So what about your plans?

I was gonna study, actually.

Me too.

I'm Brian Marsh, by the way,

since we're spending

the weekend together.

I know.

Catherine Danforth.

I know.

So where did you

transfer from?


Theoretical physics.

I came here to study with Birack.

You're applied physics, right?

So why are you taking

Birack for theory?

I wanna know

what the math means.

Birack's ruthless.

He wants philosophers, not scientists.

Well, I've read his books.

He's a brilliant man.

Just when I think I've got it,

visualized it, it just all goes away.

I start seeing

old-fashioned classical reality again.

I want the clock put back.

I wanna put it all into a little box.

But whenever I try,

it just, uh, slithers out.

Some things aren't changed

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John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018). Carpenter is also notable for having composed or co-composed most of his films' music; some of them are now well-known, with the main theme of Halloween being considered a part of popular culture. He won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires (1998). Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes (2015), Lost Themes II (2016), and Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 (2017). more…

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