God Told Me To
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Released theatrically as God Told Me To, this inventive film from "B"-movie auteur Larry Cohen was later re-named Demon after television distributors refused to air it under the original title. The convoluted, tabloid-flavored storyline (predating the kind of stories frequently featured on The X-Files) involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper picks off targets from a water tower; a mild-mannered father murders his entire family; and a cop (Andy Kaufman, of all people) opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Possibly the Cohen joint that brims with the most all-pervasive invention and danger"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Though not among Larry Cohen's most wholly satisfying productions, God Told Me To should prove a worthwhile curiosity to fans of 70's era horror movies told with a decidedly 'cop flick' feel."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Intriguing but exasperatingly uneven."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Not Cohen's best, but perversely fascinating"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An upsetting film not meant for the timid."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"only those who are intensely religious will be offended; the rest of us can just smile at the film's simple and entertaining absurdity"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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