NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.
A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as ... See full summary »
Joyce Van Patten
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »
An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is somewhat linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed. Written by
In the Middle Ages,God told Joan of Ark to come to her people's rescue. So why didn't he tell someone to do something in 1976,the very year of "the omen" ?Satan had been very busy since 1968 and "Rosemary's baby" so why not God?Among all these supernatural movies ,"God told me to" is a decent movie with a rather interesting open ending,which does not use a ton of special effects ,and which features Sylvia Sidney the unforgettable heroine of the great Lang movies of the thirties -this role may or may not help her become part of the "Omen II"- and the grandma who defeated the aliens in "Mars attacks".
The cast is pretty weird :Sidney portrays an old lady ,an old maid,whose youth was disrupted by a mysterious event.Tony Lo Bianco ,whose best part remains "Honeymoon killers" ,is cast against type as a cop whose faith in God is strong .Even more surprising is Sandy Dennis's short appearance as his ex-wife :her potential is almost wasted.
The first scenes may remind some viewers of "Targets" ( Bogdanovitch).There are many hints at the Bible :the Virgin,Abel and Cain.An honest "religious" movie the last picture of which is still impressive today.
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