Directed by John Carpenter • 1987 • United States
Starring Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong
When a Catholic priest (Donald Pleasence) asks a physics professor (Victor Wong) and his research students to come to an old abandoned church, they don’t expect to find a large glass canister of swirling green liquid. As their investigation continues, they uncover the shocking truth: the ooze is really the essence of the Devil himself, and the students have disturbed his slumber. Now, they must fight together to keep Satan and his minions at bay and prevent him from releasing his father, the anti-God, and bringing about the apocalypse! In the second installment of his Apocalypse Trilogy (which also includes THE THING and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS), master of horror John Carpenter blends genre thrills with potent metaphysical themes.