God Told Me To (1976)

Directors: Larry Cohen
Genre: Horror/Sci-fi


""Extraordinary...One hell of a scary movie!" -The Soho News

A rooftop sniper guns down 14 pedestrians on the streets of New York City. A mild-mannered dad takes a shotgun and blows away his wife and children. A cop goes on a sudden shooting spree at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. And each of these unlikely killers makes the same dying confession: "God told me to."

Now a repressed Catholic NYPD detective must uncover a netherworld of deranged faith, alien insemination and his own unholy connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. This is the critically acclaimed cult classic written, produced and directed by Larry Cohen that remains one of the most disturbing and though-provoking horror films of our time: God Told Me To" - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
After seeing "Bone" and "Q - the Winged Serpent", I've become somewhat of a fan of Larry Cohen, and I'm not any less of that after seeing this cult classic. This sure is a strange and original one, and pretty impressive considering the low budget. That beeing said, the special effects are not very good, but it didn't really matter to me. The story is quite good, even though it lost me a couple of times.. Tony Lo Bianco, the lead actor did a really nice performance, and be sure to look out for Andy Kaufman in a small role, his first in a movie. If you like Cohen’s work and haven't seen this one, do it as soon as possible!

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Buy "God Told Me To" at: DVD Pacific or VideoUniverse

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