A tremendously underrated horror is among the movies on TV tonight 1 week ago

A tremendously underrated horror is among the movies on TV tonight

It forms the second part of an unofficial 'apocalypse trilogy' with The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness.

Yes, the weather is still very cold out. But at least, for those staying in tonight, there are some solid movies on TV.

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These include the following:

Prince of Darkness - Sky Sci-Fi - 9pm

Our pick for tonight is this supremely underrated 1987 horror from writer-director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing).

It follows a group of scientists in LA who are asked to assist a Catholic priest (Donald Pleasence) in investigating an ancient cylinder of liquid discovered in a monastery.

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However, they soon come to learn that the mysterious substance is in fact the essence of Satan.

Unfairly slept upon at the time of its release by most critics, Prince of Darkness' cool mix of sci-fi and horror, palpable sense of dread and surrealistic imagery has seen it come to be regarded as Carpenter's most underrated flick.

Alien: Covenant - Film4 - 9pm

The most recent Alien movie and arguably the weirdest.

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Fire Down Below - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Steven Seagal is the lead in this critically panned eco-action flick.

Donald Pleasence in our pick for tonight - Prince of Darkness
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The Blues Brothers - ITV4 - 10pm

This cult musical action-comedy centres on a man just released from prison (John Belushi) who puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother (Dan Aykroyd) were raised.

Point Break - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

Not the brilliant Kathryn Bigelow original but the 2015 original with 11% on Rotten Tomatoes.

King of Thieves - BBC One - 11.10pm

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Michael Caine leads an ensemble cast in this heist film based on a true story.

Croupier - Film4 - 11.20pm

This 1998 neo-noir starring Clive Owen has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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