God Told Me To
Directed by Larry Cohen
A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. Utterly original and deeply unnerving, Larry Cohen’s critically acclaimed cult classic is regularly cited as one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill.
Cast: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis
Absolutely loved it...a weird supernatural crime thriller that came with a big helping of the gritty, grungy NYC of the '70s plus a surprise of Andy Kaufman on the side.
Only in the 70's would a movie this craptastically weird be made and then peddled out as a dissertation on the common ground between madness, religious fervor, and alien abduction. A story that meanders nowhere fast, to a conclusion so absurd it's laughable even for the coke'd out 70's and 80's. Don't bother, seriously. Cohen made better films than this and that alone is kinda shocking.
Starts strong then peters out. By the time the weirdness kicks in, it's too little too late.