Combustible Celluloid
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With: Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong, Lisa Blount, Dennis Dun, Susan Blanchard, Anne Marie Howard, Ann Yen, Ken Wright, Dirk Blocker, Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Peter Jason, Robert Grasmere, Thom Bray, Joanna Merlin, Alice Cooper, Betty Ramey, Jessie Ferguson
Written by: John Carpenter
Directed by: John Carpenter
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 102
Date: 10/23/1987

Prince of Darkness (1987)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Devil of a Time

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Nearly a decade after Halloween, director John Carpenter attempted another film of "pure evil," this time about the devil, set to arise again through a vial of green glowing goo. A group of scientists gather to try and decipher what's going on, and the schizophrenics of the city are somehow tuned in to what's going on. They gather around the building looking menacing (led by a ghouled-out Alice Cooper). Sometimes this doesn't make much sense, but it's pure Carpenter, a low-budget attempt that he controlled from conception to completion. The score, by Carpenter with Alan Howarth, is one of their best.

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