I absolutely love John Carpenter and this one is right up there with some of his best. While the setup can initially seem overly ambitious, it quickly finds its familiar identity as a gruesome, body horror epic.
I really dig the religious aspects of this film. I’ve always talked about how the devil being portrayed in horror films is my most favorite but also a really difficult feat to pull off. It makes sense that Carpenter established this evil incarnate as an actual entity, without doing anything cheesy.
Prince of Darkness is simply an awesome film.