God Told Me To

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"The people of this city are being terrorized. The crimes have no motives. The killers have only one explanation..."
  • R
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.3  (6,430)
  • 55

The 1976 movie God Told Me To is a science fiction horror film directed by Larry Cohen. It stars Tony Lo Bianco as Detective Peter Nicholas, Deborah Raffin as Casey Forster, and Sandy Dennis as Doctor Cherney. The movie follows Nicholas as he investigates a series of murders that seem to have been committed as part of a religious cult. The killer, David, claims that he was ordered to carry out the killings by God himself.

The movie begins with a sniper opening fire on a crowd of people in New York City. Nicholas is assigned to the case but is baffled by the killer's motive. Through interviews with witnesses and suspects, he learns that several of the killers believed they were being directed by God to carry out their acts. One of them, a young man named Bernard Phillips, has a psychic connection with others who have also heard God's voice. Nicholas uncovers a widespread phenomenon of people across the country who have had experiences with an unknown entity that they believe is God.

Nicholas meets with several of those who have claimed to have heard God's voice. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he discovers that he too has a connection to the entity. The killings continue as Nicholas gets closer to the truth, and he realizes that the people he has been chasing are not actually deranged murderers but are operating under legitimate orders from a higher power.

The film takes unexpected twists and turns, and its conclusion is both shocking and thought-provoking. It touches upon themes of religion and spirituality but ultimately asks the question, what would happen if God wanted to speak to us directly in our world today?

Lo Bianco gives a riveting performance as Detective Nicholas as he unravels the mystery and tries to come to terms with what he discovers. Deborah Raffin is convincing as Casey Forster, a pivotal character in the story who helps Nicholas at a critical moment. Sandy Dennis is memorable in her role as Doctor Cherney, who provides valuable insight into the psychological state of the killers.

The film's pacing is well-done, and the tension builds consistently throughout as Nicholas uncovers more about the nature and motives of God. The scenes of violence and death are not overly graphic, but they still manage to be disturbing and unsettling.

Overall, God Told Me To is a thought-provoking and often unsettling examination of faith and its consequences. It is a film that lingers with viewers long after the ending credits roll.

God Told Me To is a 1976 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 55.

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    6.3  (6,430)
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