God Told Me To 1976

God Told Me To

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A New York police detective (Tony Lo Bianco) ties a death rampage to a cult and its leader (Richard Lynch), half man, half alien.

Cast & Crew

Tony Lo Bianco
Det.Lt. Peter J. Nicholas NYPD Homicide
Sandy Dennis
Martha Nicholas
Richard Lynch
Bernard Phillips
Deborah Raffin
Casey Forster, Peter's Mistress
Sylvia Sidney
Elizabeth Mullin
Sam Levene
Everett Lukas, Science Editor for Daily Star
Robert Drivas
David Morten
Mike Kellin
Deputy Police Commissioner
Frank Cordell
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Paul Glickman
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Michael D. Corey
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William J. Waters
Film Editor
Sylvia Fay
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Critic Reviews for God Told Me To

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for God Told Me To

  • May 14, 2018
    A very strange and always intriguing combination of detective crime drama and supernatural horror that must have inspired David Cronenberg with his films and would later be the stuff of films like Angel Heart, with an ending so bizarre that it should be remembered for its audacity.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2014
    Larry Cohen might not be the most sophisticated filmmaker but he is one of the most unbridled in terms of the inherent lunacy of New York. In the harrowingly scary 'God Told Me To', a sniper shoots bystanders from a water tower and Tony Lo Bianco is nonplused to unearth that the culprit committed the heinous in the name of God. Richard Lynch is photographed in a fluorescent halo that gives him both a messianic aura and an otherworldly glow. He is a genuinely galvanizing figure in a furnace room scene where Lo Bianco is unscathed during an uncontrollable fire. Somehow the vise grip wreathes the viewers with an enigmatic angle with Lo Bianco's inquiry over immaculate conception and the second coming of a Christ-like figure. The crisis-of-faith storyline overrides the brainwashing horror but 'God Told Me To' is a crazily ambitious gem in Cohen's forte.
    Cory T Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2012
    It's an interesting story that works for the most part. The mistery is nice at first, has some disturbing imaginary on a couple of scenes and one or two neat twists but are a bit forced and predictable. Technically, it's a horrible movie to look at with an atrocious camera work and unconvicing soundtrack. Passable.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2011
    I can't honestly say I enjoyed this, not entirely anyways. It had a few good moments in it, but not enough to warrant repeated viewings. It started out ok, with everybody getting shot at random...it was actually quite comical. :) I'm still confused on the whole God/Alien/Supreme Being device in the plot, but oh well. It was an interesting attempt anyway.
    Tim S Super Reviewer

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