You will not be saved by the holy ghost. You will not be saved by the god Plutonium. In fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED.Prince Of Darkness (1987) is John Carpenter's second film in his "Apocalypse Trilogy", after The Thing (1982) and before In the Mouth of Madness (1994). It is a slow-paced, atmospheric, creepy and mindscrew-y little film that doesn't get mentioned very often but is nonetheless an important piece in Carpenter's filmography.A Catholic priest dies and a strange canister with a green, swirling liquid in it is discovered in an abandoned church. Another priest (Donald Pleasance) asks an old acquaintance, quantum physicist Professor Birack (Victor Wong), to investigate about the mystery of the canister. Birack brings many other students and scientists of various fields to the church to study the canister, and they discover that it is 7 million years old and that it can be opened only from the inside. An old book tells a prophecy about an old evil sealed in there, who is trying to escape, only to bring his father upon the world.However, when the green liquid starts to come out of the canister and to possess people, and crazed homeless people surround the church and kill everyone who tries to leave, not only Birack and company have to run for their lives, but also to try to avoid the incoming apocalypse...Not to be confused with the other prince of darkness. Or the other one. Or the other one. Or the 1966 Dracula Hammer Horror film.
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