|Prince of Darkness (1987)|
|Starring:||Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong, and Lisa Blount|
The movie is surprisingly well researched for a quick and independent horror movie that was made by a director who was already quite busy during this decade. The film presents numerous scientific abnormalities that completely defy all logic, but the film doesn’t try to avoid discussing these matter. In scenes where the green gelatinous goo is first being discussed, there are lines of dialogue discussing how a cellular being is being formulated out of thin air, which defies Louis Pasteur’s discoveries, and then going from a lower state and becoming more and more complex, which essentially breaks the second law of thermodynamics (which states the opposite, that objects slowly slip into chaos and not become more organized). There are brief discussions of tachyon transmissions, differential equations, and the relationship between matter and anti-matter. Prince of Darkness may not be 100% grounded in scientific reality, but for a horror geek who likes science, there is a lot to draw you in with this movie. And yet, within all of this insanity, we also have a very strong time travel subplot that pushes the film and actually becomes the most organic piece of horror within the movie.