Prince of Darkness (1987)

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A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.


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18 January 2019 | tabuno
| A Serious Atmospheric Horror Movie
18 November 2011. John Carpenter continues with this duel strength as director and composer whose musical talents bring a rare atmospheric enhancement as usual to this movie. This solid horror movie askew the typical sexual overtones and begins the movie with a rather unique extended credits cutting to beginning scenes with a resonating opening musical theme presents a confidence presentation of evil without the superficial trappings. The few weaknesses such as the ready acceptance of the religious establishment for a revisionist view of Jesus, the fascinating dream scenes that unfortunately don't seem to offer more than token subplot that can't quite contribute to the main storyline drama, and a few seemingly electronic disconnection to the outer world, keep this movie from being a completely tightly editing and written movie classic. Nevertheless there is a potent haunting relational and emotive storyline as well as a different ending sequence that make this movie memorable and captivatingly satisfying.

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Release Date:

23 October 1987


English, Latin

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Long Beach, California, USA

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,657,401 25 October 1987

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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