Prince of Darkness
Prince of Darkness (1987)

After clashing with the studio system over his last film, Big Trouble in Little China (1986), genre director John Carpenter returned to low-budget horror and complete creative control with this intriguing attempt at intellectual chills.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 23, 1987
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pablo Villaça
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

[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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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Sometimes this doesn't make much sense, but it's pure Carpenter, a low-budget attempt that he controlled from conception to completion.

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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

Carpenter's vision of collective spiritual unrest

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Reasonably chilling.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
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 V
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