Prince of Darkness Reviews

October 5, 2018
John Carpenter seems to be hovering between cold-eyed mechanical fear-making and horror camp.
October 5, 2018
It all feels so small and inconsequential; words that definitely should not apply to a film seemingly about the End of the World.
March 26, 2009
Carpenter spends so much time turning the screws on the next scare that he completely forsakes his actors, who are already stranded with a shoddy script.
February 18, 2007
August 2, 2005
January 24, 2005
The setup is great; the payoff leaves you more than a little bit disappointed.
September 4, 2004
January 15, 2004
May 20, 2003
None of the performances are super, though Alice Cooper, the one-time rock star, makes an arresting cameo appearance as a mean-spirited zombie who stands outside the church, intimidating anyone who looks through the window.
January 28, 2003
November 25, 2002
Among Carpenter's worst and that's saying something.
August 28, 2002
An okay rental. Didn't even come close to living up to its potential.
January 1, 2000
Carpenter's first real misfire.
January 1, 2000
Prince of Darkness contains the ingredients for a much better movie.
January 1, 2000
"The Prince of Darkness' stinks." It too deserves to be shut up in a canister for 7 million years.