Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Quick Movie Review - "God Told Me To"

Well, after one whole day in a row, I missed yesterday. So in an attempt to catch up, I will offer 2 quick posts today, starting with this review.

God Told Me To is a 1974 film written and directed by Larry Cohen. Cohen is well know amongst film geeks and had developed a cult following for putting together oddball, low budget films that are always stuffed with ideas and never follow a boring, by the numbers screenplay.

I do not want to say too much about the plot, because I found the many twists and turns to be outstanding and fascinating. The basic set up is as follows: various people in NYC go berserk and kill other people, including a cop who shoots up the St. Patrick's day parade (and his own family at home!). Othes include a rooftop sniper, a crazed older lady, and others. Each say that God told them to do the shooting/killing. The cop is obsessed with finding out more and from there the plot begins to shift into some bizarre, unanticipated directions. Highly recommended, and available on Netflix.

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