Episode 258 – John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness (1:08:44)

Join us for John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness with Prof CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast for a Halloween Spooktackular where no dogs are harmed.

The 1987 movie Prince of Darkness is the second installment in horror director John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy. The movie is preceded by 1982’s The Thing and followed by 1995’s In the Mouth of Madness.

The Thing is Prince of Darkness on ice. This will be a fun discussion with a fan of Carpenter’s who once dressed as Jack Burton for Halloween.

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John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness

Poking around in a church cellar, a priest (Donald Pleasence) finds an otherworldly vial filled with slime. Frightened, he brings his discovery to a circle of top scholars and scientists, who eventually learn that the strange liquid is the essence of Satan. The slime then begins to seep out, turning some of the academics into zombified killers. As the possessed battle the survivors, student Kelly (Susan Blanchard) is infected by a large quantity of the liquid and becomes Satan personified.

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Episode 242 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1:34:25)

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Episode 184 – Saving Private Ryan (1:30:56)

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Join us next week as we hit a stretch-goal of yet another horror film as we bleed into November as we review “Beetlejuice” with James Jenneman of the Blackbird Podcast.


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