Set in New York, GOD TOLD ME TO stars Tony LoBianco as Peter Nicholas, a Catholic police detective who feels a strong connection to a series of murders he’s investigating that are being committed by various random, seemingly normal, assailants who claim that God told them to kill. The first is a sniper who kills from the top of a water tower. Nicholas attempts to talk the sniper down and when he asks him why he did it, the sniper responds that “God told him to…” and then proceeds to jump to his death. Nicholas finds that killer and others, including a cop (played by Andy Kaufman!) who shoots up a St. Patrick’s Day parade, have been influenced by an androgynous religious cult leader played by Richard Lynch whose origins (and gender) are a mystery. Things start to get a little more complicated, but suffice it to say the Det. Nicholas isn’t what he seems to be and that his background is directly tied to the events that are taking place. I won’t give away too much more of the story, but metaphysics, spaceship footage from the TV show Space:1999, and Sylvia Sidney getting impregnated by an alien all figure into the story, as does the sight of a man with a vagina growing out of the side of his body (this of course is reminiscent of the vagina in Marilyn Chambers’ armpit in RABID, which I just seen the first time I saw GOD TOLD ME TO!!). Deborah Raffin (who played Charles Bronson’s girlfriend in DEATH WISH 3) plays Nicholas’ girlfriend while Sandy Dennis (who played Charles Bronson’s wife in her final film INDIAN RUNNER) plays his wife.
Don’t miss Larry Cohen’s GOD TOLD ME TO this weekend (March 6th and 7th) midnights at The Hi-Pointe!
Admission is $7 and the pre-show begins at 11:30
The Hi-Pointe’s site can be found HERE
The Facebook invite for the Friday night show can be found HERE
The Facebook invite for the Saturday night show can be found HERE
The Destroy The Brain.com site can be found HERE