MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,718 this week

The Pyx (1973)

 -  Horror | Thriller | Crime  -  October 1973 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 480 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 17 critic

A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 16 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1007 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1121 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1057 titles
created 11 Oct 2012
 
a list of 16 titles
created 16 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Pyx" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Pyx (1973)

The Pyx (1973) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Pyx.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trilogy of Terror (TV Movie 1975)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Anita Ekberg, Gianni Medici, Diana Lorys
Killing Heat (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A city-woman moves to a foreign country with her future husband, giving up all the comforts of cosmopolitan life. Life in the countryside finally takes its toll on her, and she finds ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Raeburn
Stars: Karen Black, John Thaw, John Kani
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the crime-ridden 70's New York, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Wedgeworth
The Squeeze (1978)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert
Killer Fish (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Michael Emil, Karen Black, Michael Margotta
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender
Stars: Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.

Director: Luke Moberly
Stars: Fabian, Karen Black, Ivy Thayer
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A houswife, tired of her everyday routine, makes changes in her hair, her wardrobe and her makeup, and begins to take on the personality of a woman who had died five years earlier.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Karen Black, George Hamilton, Robert F. Lyons
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Dt. Sgt. Pierre Paquette
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Keerson
Yvette Brind'amour ...
Meg
Jacques Godin ...
Superintendent
Lee Broker ...
Herbie Lafram
Terry Haig ...
Jimmy
Robin Gammell ...
Worther
Louise Rinfret ...
Sandra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Beauchamp ...
(as Charles Beauchamp)
Robert Beaulieu
Pierre-Paul Bélisle
Gilles Desormeaux
Jean Dubost
Edit

Storyline

A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Deep in the city lies an unmentionable horror. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hooker Cult Murders  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Karen Black stayed in an apartment during the shooting of this picture. See more »

Connections

Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: The Pyx (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I was touched by your passing through
Karen Black
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well-Done Mystery
20 December 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this somewhat little known Canadian film about a Montreal police detective hot on the trail of a prostitute's death. Christopher Plummer does an excellent job as the cop trying to find out who killed Karen Black. Black is dead in the beginning of the film ,and the film alternates between what Plummer is doing in real time and flashback-type sequences with Black going through everything that happened up until her death. Black is lovely and adequate in her role, and the point of view used with her AFTER she was killed was quite inventive. But it is Plummer's performance which really seizes the film and makes it into something more than a regular murder mystery movie. Plummer discovers by piece by piece of evidence that Black became the victim of some sort of cult. Director Harvey Hart does an able job with the script creating tense scenes when needed and alternating shooting continuity between the two story lines. The film should not be over-looked. The biggest problem with the film for me is the opening credits which seems to drone on forever and accompanied by the most boring film song I have heard in a long. long time.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's the best DVD version of The Pyx cinaphile
Discuss The Pyx (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?