God Told Me To

Film, Horror
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Time Out says

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.

By: SW


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
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