Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness (1987)

Before man walked the earth... It slept for centuries. It is evil. It is real. It is awakening.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1987-10-23
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 920 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: Latin
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Carpenter
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From 920 Ratings


A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity.

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  • Donald Pleasence

    as Vater Loomis
  • Lisa Blount

    as Catherine Danforth
  • Victor Wong

    as Howard Birack
  • Jameson Parker

    as Brian Marsh
  • Dennis Dun

    as Walter
  • Susan Blanchard

    as Kelly
  • Anne Marie Howard

    as Susan Cabot
  • Ann Yen

    as Lisa
  • Ken Wright

    as Lomax
  • Dirk Blocker

    as Mullins
  • Jessie Lawrence Ferguson

    as Calder
  • Peter Jason

    as Dr. Paul Leahy
  • Robert Grasmere

    as Frank Wyndham
  • Thom Bray

    as Etchinson
  • Joanna Merlin

    as Bag Lady
  • Alice Cooper

    as Street Schizo
  • Betty Ramey

    as Nun
Production Larry J. Franco Producer
Directing Larry J. Franco First Assistant Director
Sound Doc Kane ADR Mixer
Sound Dane A. Davis Sound Effects
Editing Steve Mirkovich Editor
Costume & Make-Up Mark Peterson Costumer
Writing John Carpenter Screenplay
Directing John Carpenter Director
Sound John Carpenter Original Music Composer
Art Daniel A. Lomino Production Design
Sound Alan Howarth Original Music Composer
Crew Simone Boisseree Stunts
Camera Gary B. Kibbe Director of Photography
Directing Sandy King Script Supervisor
Sound Michael Hilkene Supervising Sound Editor
Production Andre Blay Executive Producer
Production Shep Gordon Executive Producer
Editing Timothy Alverson First Assistant Editor
Editing Frederick Wardell Assistant Editor
Camera Kirk Bales Dolly Grip
Camera Charles Saldaña Key Grip
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mel Metcalfe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Deahdra Scarano Costume Supervisor
Sound Joseph F. Brennan Boom Operator
Sound Joan Rowe Foley Artist
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Francisco X. Pérez Makeup Artist
Crew Randy Hall Stunts
Sound Jerry Trent Foley Artist
Crew Mario Roberts Stunts
Crew Jeff Imada Stunt Coordinator
Crew Justin De Rosa Stunts
Production Linda Francis Casting
Visual Effects Robert Grasmere Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Rick Gentz Set Decoration
Crew Christine Anne Baur Stunts
Production Stratton Leopold Unit Production Manager
Sound Val Kuklowsky Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Debbie Evans Stunts
Art Kent H. Johnson Property Master
Sound Eric Lindemann Sound Editor
Sound John P. Fasal Sound Effects
Lighting Charles Smock Electrician
Camera Casey Hotchkiss First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Janis Clark Hairstylist
Crew Kimberley Coy Unit Publicist
Sound Greg Curda Foley Mixer
Camera John R. Hamilton Still Photographer
Production Ken Lavet Location Manager
Sound Frank Howard Sound Editor
Sound Thomas Causey Production Sound Mixer
Art Rick Caprarelli Leadman
Sound Jeremy J. Gordon Sound Editor
Sound John O. Wilde Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Rick Chavez Craft Service
Production Marian Shambo Production Coordinator
Production Melanie Massey Casting Assistant
Camera Joseph E. Thibo First Assistant Camera
Camera Jud Kehl Camera Operator
Lighting Ken Spencer Gaffer
Art Larry Verne Construction Coordinator
Art Michael Wright Construction Foreman
Crew Kevin Quibell Special Effects Coordinator
Art Audrey A. Johnson Assistant Property Master
Lighting Kevin Arnold Electrician
Camera Ron Peebles Best Boy Grip
Camera Danny Falkengren Grip
Art Richard M. Kerns Assistant Property Master
Art Anthony Tomeo Standby Painter
Art Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack Standby Painter
Lighting Rob McCarthy Best Boy Electric
Camera Frederick Hamm Second Assistant Camera
Production Bess Gilbert Extras Casting
Sound Laura Hekking ADR Recordist
Sound Bruce Bell Foley Recordist
Editing Dode Weyant Negative Cutter
Production Joy Ewing Production Accountant
Sound Charles Davis Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Wayne King Stunts
Crew Ellarye Stunts