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The Pyx (1973)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Crime  |  October 1973 (USA)
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A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

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Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
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Dt. Sgt. Pierre Paquette
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Keerson
Yvette Brind'amour ...
Meg
Jacques Godin ...
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Lee Broker ...
Herbie Lafram
Terry Haig ...
Jimmy
Robin Gammell ...
Worther
Louise Rinfret ...
Sandra
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Robert Beaulieu
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Jean Dubost
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A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

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Her business is pleasure. Until her date with ... The Pyx. See more »

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An interesting attempt
2 April 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Cynical detective investigates the murder of a prostitute, a case which has occult underpinnings. Murky, unpleasant picture with bloody deaths and odd nude shots of Karen Black (perhaps it's Black's body-double, for you rarely see Karen's face connected to the shapely naked figure). Christopher Plummer does a great job as the investigator; a handsome wise-ass, he's terrifically funny in his offhand manner and gives this a big boost. There's a bummer of a subplot involving a homosexual, and the damp Canadian locales are visually dull, but I did admire director Harvey Hart's structuring of the before-and-after storyline. Despite some great reviews from the critics, "The Pyx" just kind of tails off, and the credits hit the screen before you can stop scratching your head. ** from ****


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