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Prince of Darkness (1987) - John Carpenter

Prince of Darkness is boring. Not the, turn it off and do something else boring. But the, maybe if I lean close enough and stop talking it might get better, kind of boring. This all star cast that had mostly worked with Carpenter before, did about as good as they could have. It wasn't like John Carpenter was choosing out of the A-List category here. I mean we get a good variety. Donald Pleasence, he worked with Carpenter on Halloween. Dennis Dun and Victor Wong both worked with him on Big Trouble in Little China. He chooses from the people he knows. In the future he will even pull new actors from this movie into his other productions. Susan Blanchard goes on to work in They Live. I am sorry for rambling... my point is this. When you are choosing from such a small community you really limit what you have to work with. Sometimes you are blessed with awesome actors, other times you have to make do with what you have. I think John Carpenter has that problem. He has to make do with wha…