W. Scott Poole is the author of Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror (2018). He also wrote the award-winning Monsters in America (2011, 2018). and was a Bram Stoker finalist for his biography of H.P. Lovecraft. He is Professor of History at the College of Charleston where he teaches courses in the history of horror in America and in global popular culture.
The devil is in the details in John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. Well it’s not exactly the devil, it’s a kind of anti-reality particle. And the details, in this case, happen to be quantum mechanics.