In the run up to Halloween our retro video reviewer Oliver has unleashed hell… well his look back at some of the lesser known horror classics… this week is John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, his follow-up to one of our favourites, Big Trouble In Little China.
Prince Of Darkness:
After the box office bomb of Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter returned to his low budget roots and the horror genre. Produced on only $3 million and shot in just over 30 days, Prince of Darkness had the novel idea of combining science and religion to bring about the anti-christ.
It was relatively successful on release but didn’t receive much praise by critics, they enjoyed the first half but felt it fell into familiar territory when the characters become possessed.
The movie was very hard to track down back in the day of VHS and it eventually turned up on DVD in 2002 and it’s one of those titles that John Carpenter fans seemed to have missed. Let’s take a look back at this forgotten classic.