God Told Me To

Film, Horror
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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A delirious mix of sci-fi, pseudo-religious fantasy and horror detective thriller, with Lo Bianco as the perfect existential anti-hero - a New York cop and closet Catholic, guiltily trapped between wife and mistress. His investigations into a bizarre spate of mass murders lead right to the top: Jesus Christ, no less, is provoking innocent citizens to go on a murderous rampage. The wonderfully insane plot - involving spaceships, genetics and police corruption - builds to an ambiguous climax: a 'gay' confrontation which suggests an outrageous alternative to anal intercourse. God Told Me To overflows with such perverse and subversive notions that no amount of shoddy editing and substandard camerawork can conceal the film's unusual qualities. Digging deep into the psyche of American manhood, it lays bare the guilt-ridden oppressions of a soulless society.

Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
Tony Lo Bianco
Sandy Dennis
Sylvia Sidney
Deborah Raffin
Sam Levene
Richard Lynch
Mike Kellin
Andy Kaufman

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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From its inception to its striking conclusion, God Told Me To, gives no courtesy and asks not for forgiveness. The subject material is thought provoking and expertly handled. The films low (seemingly nonexistent) budget manages to benefit rather then hinder the story progression in a manner that is seldom achieved. This is the reason we go sifting through all those ghastly films...when you stumble on a working of this caliber all those terrible hours become well worth the mental anguish.