After a short flirtation with big-budget filmmaking, director John Carpenter returned to his low-budget horror film roots with this strange tale of religion, science, and pure evil. Veteran Carpenter performer Donald Pleasence stars as a priest who discovers the existence of a strange
canister full of swirling green liquid, hidden in the basement of an old church in Los Angeles many years before. Near the container is an old book, some sort of alternate Bible, that when deciphered reveals that the canister contains the energy of Satan's son. It seems that, several thousand
years ago, Satan (who was an alien) was exiled to the "dark side," a world that mirrors our o...