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3.0 out of 5 stars EVEN AVERAGE CARPENTER IS WORTH YOUR TIME, 7 Oct. 2003
By A Customer
This review is from: Prince Of Darkness [DVD] [1988] (DVD)
This film is in no way up there with the vintage John Carpenter collection, but it is good fun.
A warning first, it was made in the 80's so suffers from appalling haircuts and fashions. Also most of the cast seems to have visited the Mohogany and Oak School of Acting so be prepared to stifle a few chuckles.
Basically the "plot" has the son of THE DEVIL (eek!) entombed (as a vat of green goo no less)in the basement of a church while a team of scientists and a priest try to prove that the vat of goo is the big bad nasty.
There are plenty of gory moments to enjoy, Donald Pleasance (as the priest) is his usual reliable self and there is a pleasing end of the world feel running through from beginning to end.
The ending itself is refreshingly ambiguous, leaving me for one to wanting to know just that little bit more about what would happen next.
Again, not a classic and it's flaws and the subject matter would likely put of the majority, but despite this I've always had a soft spot for it.
As for the DVD the only extra is a Carpenter commentary and if you've heard any before I'm sure you'll listen to this one.
Overall, one to watch but only after you've seen The Fog, Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live and Assault on Precinct 13.
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