GOD TOLD ME TO

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GOD TOLD ME TO

Larry Cohen
USA, 1975
Fiction, 91min, OF

GOD TOLD ME TO

Larry Cohen
USA, 1975
Fiction, 91min, OF

Cast: 
Tony Lo Bianco
Peter Nicholas
Deborah Raffin
Casey Forster
Sandy Dennis
Martha Nicholas
Sylvia Sidney
Elizabeth Mullin
Sam Levene
Everett Lukas
Robert Drivas
David Morten
Screenplay: 
Larry Cohen
Sound: 
Jeffrey Hayes
Camera: 
Paul Glickman
Editor: 
Mike Corey
Arthur Mandelberg
William J. Waters
Composer: 
Frank Cordell
Costume: 
Halston

Production: 
New World Pictures
Format: 
16 mm
Color

A religious New York cop investigates a series of seemingly motiveless sniper murders by ordinary people possessed by a Christ-like demon. The killers, when asked why they did it, answer with “God told me to.” “God” turns out to be a pale, loghaired half-breed alien whose mother, now in a rest home, was impregnated by beings from a flying saucer.
My theory was that if a superbeing was born on earth, like Clark Kent, let’s say the Superman story is treated realistically, so this kid is born, he can see through walls, he call fly, he has superpowers and everything. He goes to church every Sunday and he hears about Jesus Christ. He knows he can do all these things that no other human can do, so he has to figure he’s Jesus Christ reincarnated, right? (Lary Cohen)