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Prince of Darkness Details

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Proving that you can never guess what you'll find when you clean out the basement, a man of the cloth discovers that ultimate evil has made a hiding place in his cellar in this tale of terror. Father Loomis (Donald Pleasance) is a priest who discovers a strange object in a church basement -- a canister filled with a swirling and volatile green substance. With the help of Professor Birack (Victor Wong), Loomis discovers the startling truth about his find -- it seems that Satan, who is actually an alien life form, had a son, and the essence of the devil's spawn is trapped inside the canister. The evil spirit has been guarded by a group calling themselves "The Brotherhood of Sleep," but the spirit has the ability to free itself whenever it decides the time is right...and it seems that time is just around the corner. Prince of Darkness was directed by horror master John Carpenter; he also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Martin Quatermass. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 1987

Cast

Donald Pleasence
as Priest
Jameson Parker
as Brian
Victor Wong
as Professor Birack
Lisa Blount
as Catherine
Dennis Dun
as Walter
Susan Blanchard
as Kelly
Ann Yen
as Lisa, Language Expert
Ken Wright
as Lomax
Dirk Blocker
as Mullins
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson
as Calder
Peter Jason
as Dr. Leahy
Alice Cooper
as Street Schizo
Robert Grasmere
as Wyndham
Thom Bray
as Etchinson
Joanna Merlin
as Bag Lady
Thom Bray
as Etchinson
Joanna Merlin
as Bag Lady
Robert Grasmere
as Wyndham

Crew

John Carpenter
Director
Larry Franco
Producer
John Carpenter
Screenwriter
Martin Quatermass
Screenwriter
Gary B. Kibbe
Cinematographer
Alan Howarth
Composer (Music Score)
John Carpenter
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Mirkovich
Editor
John Loggia
Production Designer
Daniel Lomino
Production Designer
Andre Blay
Executive Producer
Shep Gordon
Executive Producer
Mel Metcalfe
Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Porter
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Franco
First Assistant Director
Jeff Imada
Stunts
Mario Roberts
Stunts
Linda Francis
Casting
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