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The Pyx (1973)

 -  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. 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
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Robert Beaulieu
Pierre-Paul Bélisle
Gilles Desormeaux
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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An Intelligent Thriller
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Karen Black shines as Elizabeth Lucy, a heroin-addicted prostitute, in one of her finest roles from this under-rated and little-seen French-Canadian effort, filmed in Montreal. She also composed and sang three haunting songs which appear on the film's soundtrack. Christopher Plummer is also first rate as the policeman investigating her mysterious death; with somber overtones and a feeling of dread, the film, the film alternates between flashbacks and current time. Highly recommended, for those who like intelligence and thoughtfulness in their thrillers; they will not be disappointed with this one. The supporting cast is all equally proficient, and effective in their roles, especially Yvette Brind Amour as Meg the Madam. The grim and despairing world of heroin usage is presented unflinchingly as well in a hard-hitting way. The beautiful city of Montreal is presented in several time shots as well; to me, at any rate, one of THE very best and over-looked films of the early 1970's.


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