PRINCE OF DARKNESS

(1987 Horror)





People were walking into the theatres expecting me to be bad,
and I ended up representing all the good in the universe.


---Donald Pleasence




ALTERNATE TITLES:

IL SIGNORE DEL MALE (Italian title)



CAST AND CREW:

DONALD PLEASENCE (Priest)
JAMESON PARKER (Brian Marsh)
LISA BLOUNT (Catherine Danforth)
VICTOR WONG (Professor Howard Birack)
DENNIS DUN (Walter)
SUSAN BLANCHARD (Kelly)
ANNE MARIE HOWARD (Susan)
DIRK BLOCKER (Mullins)
PETER JASON (Dr. Leahy)
ALICE COOPER (Street Schizo)

Directed by JOHN CARPENTER
Written by MARTIN QUATERMASS (John Carpenter's screenwriting pseudonym)
Produced by LARRY J. FRANCO



SYNOPSIS:

A group of graduate students, their professor, and a Roman Catholic priest unleash pure evil out of a massive glass container kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays a Roman Catholic priest who discovers the container of pure evil.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS THE PRIEST
    Photo courtesy of Mr. Baby Man

  • PLEASENCE AS THE PRIEST #2
  • PLEASENCE WITH AXE
  • VICTOR WONG AND PLEASENCE
  • JOANNA MERLIN AND PLEASENCE
    Photos courtesy of Tom Ericksen



    REVIEWS:

  • ROGER EBERT (The Chicago Sun Times)
  • VINCENT CANBY (The New York Times)
  • RICHARD HARRINGTON (The Washington Post)
  • DAVE KEHR (The Chicago Tribune)

    External Link



    MISCELLANEOUS:

  • JOHN CARPENTER COMMENTS ON DONALD PLEASENCE AND PRINCE OF DARKNESS



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO

    PAL VIDEO TO BUY---BLACK STAR

    REGION 1 DVD TO BUY---KEN CRANE'S LASER DISC AND DVD
    REGION 1 DVD TO RENT---NET FLIX.COM



    STAR LINKS:

  • ALICE'S ATTIC: The Official Alice Cooper Web Site



    DIRECTOR LINKS:

  • ASSAULT ON WEBPAGE 13
  • THE CARPENTICIZED SIDE OF THE WEB
  • THE JOHN CARPENTER WEB PAGE
  • THE OFFICIAL JOHN CARPENTER WEB SITE




    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE








    Above photo courtesy of Jesper Bjerg and Patrick Kerr

    Photos 1987 ALIVE FILMS / UNIVERSAL PICTURES. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





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