I’m always interested to see where people got there start in movies. Take Billy Bob Thorton for instance. One of his first was a terrible flick called Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. Most people in fact start with something bad, or just small, like Robert Patrick in Equalizer 2000. They work with other little known people. But Jennifer Connelly had a much different beginning. Her first big break was working with two horror legends, Donald Pleasence and Dario Argento. We all know Pleasence from the Halloween series and other John Carpenter movies. Argento isn’t well known in the US, but in Europe he’s a household name in terror. He took a big chance with a young Connelly in the fright fest Phenomena, which was later released in the States as Creepers.
It would be hard to argue that the 80’s horror movie scene wasn’t ruled by John Carpenter. The Fog, The Thing, and Christine were a few of the best. Even action movies like They Live and Big Trouble in Little China had some elements of horror. Throw in Halloween from 1978 and you have a career that today’s horror writers/directors can only dream of having! I had seen the movies I listed above, but never seen one of Carpenter’s more obscure flicks, Prince of Darkness. I can’t remember any other movies which focus on the return of the Devil, and since there isn’t a chance in HELL of me seeing the most recent Devil movie, I thought I’d give this one a shot.