Prince of Darkness is definitely John Carpenter's weirdest films but that doesn't mean it's bad. I actually really enjoy this film and it sadly doesn't get the recognition that it deserves. Realistic and haunting, the film is a believable depiction of Hell awakening into our realm. Riddled with body horror, demonic possession, claustrophobia, mind control, apocalyptic unease, and urban terrors, Prince of Darkness holds nothing back. If you've never seen this one, I definitely recommend that you seek it out and give it a watch! It will serve as a great addition to any Halloween movie list that you have planned for this week! You can purchase Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray HERE.
Artwork by Justin Osbourn
Poking around in a church cellar, a priest (Donald Pleasence) finds an otherworldly vial filled with slime. Frightened, he brings his discovery to a circle of top scholars and scientists, who eventually learn that the strange liquid is the essence of Satan. The slime then begins to seep out, turning some of the academics into zombified killers. As the possessed battle the survivors, student Kelly (Susan Blanchard) is infected by a large quantity of the liquid and becomes Satan personified.