Prince of Darkness
Prince of Darkness (1987)

Proving that you can never guess what you'll find when you clean out the basement, a man of the cloth discovers that ultimate evil has made a hiding place in his cellar in this tale of terror. Father Loomis (Donald Pleasance) is a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Carpenter cria uma atmosfera de tensão palpável, merecendo créditos também pela ambição de tentar combinar o puro terror com um elemento curioso de ficção científica.

Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

[Blu-ray Review] An elegantly photographed, legitimately frightening tale that does not shirk away from its controversial concepts. The high-def release of "Prince of Darkness" receives my full, unequivocal recommendation.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Reasonably chilling.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Met on its own bonkers terms, Prince Of Darkness proves satisfying.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Carpenter's vision of collective spiritual unrest

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The setup is great; the payoff leaves you more than a little bit disappointed.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Still holds up as a creepy and atmospheric gem...

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Crossing the boundary at the outer reaches of the physical world where science meets superstition and reason collides with the irrational, it tells a tale as miraculous as the Bible and as dry as any technical text.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

One of John Carpenter's most underrated films, gory, grim and good.

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Phil Hubbs
Another minor horror flick from Carpenter that has gained cult status over the years. This is actually the first time seeing this film for me and like other… More
AJ Verser
Prince of Darkness had a lot of nice special effects, it was creepy, the ending is ominous, and it was really different. The only problem was that the story is… More
Greg S
A priest discovers the essence of evil buried in a vault underneath a Los Angeles church, and a team of professors and grad students set out to study it. Like a… More
Alex roy
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is one of his most atmospheric works and also among his darkest. This is a film that I found to be underrated. Although… More
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Jonathan Hutchings
Solid 80s horror, and vintage Carpenter: a siege film with great tracking shots, impressive soundtrack, the Church as a forgotten relic, and the central story… More