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Revisiting John Carpenter’s ‘Prince of Darkness’

Revisiting John Carpenter's 'Prince of Darkness'

Carpenter’s screenplay is even credited to “Martin Quatermass”. Priest Donald Pleasence discovers an ancient canister full of liquid Evil which “broadcasts” warnings from the future. Or something. Given total creative freedom due to the low budget, this is probably Carpenter’s most off the wall picture, the middle entry in his “Apocalypse Trilogy” which includes his "The Thing" and "In the Mouth of Madness."

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