Prince of Darkness
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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 priest who discovers a strange object in a church basement -- a canister filled with a swirling and volatile green substance. With the help of Professor Birack (Victor Wong), Loomis discovers the startling truth about his find -- it seems that Satan, who is actually an alien life form, had a son, and the essence of the devil's spawn is trapped inside the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"[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."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Reasonably chilling."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
‑ Brian Mckay,
"An okay rental. Didn't even come close to living up to its potential."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Met on its own bonkers terms, Prince Of Darkness proves satisfying."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Carpenter's vision of collective spiritual unrest"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The setup is great; the payoff leaves you more than a little bit disappointed."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The last superlative Carpenter film. Moment of silence, please."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"A minor Carpenter entry, to be sure, but still weird and freaky enough to make for solid B-horror viewing."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Still holds up as a creepy and atmospheric gem..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"One of John Carpenter's most underrated films, gory, grim and good."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Among Carpenter's worst and that's saying something."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Carpenter's first real misfire."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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