21 May 2024
God Told Me To (1976)
86 min.
Directed by Larry Cohen.
With Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Lynch, Mike Kellin.
Interesting little Larry Cohen film has detective Lo Bianco investigating a rash of seemingly senseless mass murders where the perpetrators claim they were instructed by God to kill.

As clue after clue leads to a Jesus-like savior orchestrating the proceedings, the detective unwittingly discovers a startling realization about himself.

A supernatural-cum-sci-fi sleeper making good use of its NYC locale, interesting bit parts for Dennis and Sidney and a bravura play from lead Lo Bianco make this a nice low budgeter winner and heads above most of Cohen's other work.

Also known as Demon.

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