Prince of Darkness (1987) in Bad Movie Recommendations Posted March 8, 2016 John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness. LIQUID SATAN IN A JAR IN A CHURCH BASEMENT. Classic 80's fashions, half of Simon & Simon, Victor Wong and Donald Pleasance, bad dialogue coupled with bad acting, people holding back information for no good reason...it's got so much. Not to mention there are some genuinely weird bits. Oh, and did I mention Alice Cooper (as the leader of a group of creepy homeless people) impales somebody with half a bicycle?