John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness

Directed by
John Carpenter
Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker
102 mins
 | 1987
 | United States
 | English

This special 35mm presentation of one of the greatest Cosmic Horror films of all time will feature a video introduction by John Carpenter himself. A priest (Donald Pleasence) invites Professor Howard Birack (Victor Wong) and a group of academics and students to join him in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church, where he requests their assistance in investigating a mysterious cylinder containing a constantly swirling, green liquid. Prince of Darkness has everything from extra-terrestrial deities, metaphysics, and Tachyon particles to major Mythos name-dropping, including characters named Marsh and Danforth and references to the film's spiritual predecessor The Stone Tape by Nigel Kneale.

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