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The ScreamCast: God Told Me To Do Some New Year’s Evil

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This week is a packed show as Sean and Brad discuss Larry Cohen’s 1976 film God Told Me To and Emmett Alston’s 1980 film New Year’s Evil!

We also go deep down a rabbit hole involving our personal experiences with religion while run down our top “Religious Themes” films.

 

The Flicks:

God Told Me To (1976)

God Told Me To

Director: Larry Cohen
Written By: Larry Cohen
Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin,Sandy Dennis

The critically acclaimed cult classic returns in an all-new Special Edition Blu-ray!

A rooftop sniper guns down 14 pedestrians on the streets of New York City. A mild-mannered dad takes a shotgun and blows away his wife and children. A cop goes on a sudden shooting spree at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. And each of these unlikely killers makes the same dying confession: “God told me to.” Now a repressed Catholic NYPD detective (Tony Lo Bianco of THE HONEYMOON KILLERS and THE FRENCH CONNECTION) must uncover a netherworld of deranged faith, alien insemination and his own unholy connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind.

Written, produced and directed by Larry Cohen (Q – THE WINGED SERPENT), this critically acclaimed cult classic remains one of the most disturbing and thought-provoking horror films of our time. Deborah Raffin (DEATH WISH 3), Sandy Dennis (WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?), Sylvia Sidney (BEETLEJUICE), Mike Kellin (SLEEPAWAY CAMP), Richard Lynch (BAD DREAMS), and Andy Kaufman (TAXI) co-star in this one-of-a-kind chiller, now featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original uncensored negative along with exclusive new Extras created especially for this release! [Blue Underground]

 

New Years Evil (1980)

NYE Blu

Director: Emmett Alston
Written By: Leonard Neubauer
Starring: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace

A Different Kind Of New Year’s Resolution

Diane “Blaze” Sullivan, the host of a nationally televised punk-rock show on New Year’s Eve, is receiving calls from a mysterious killer who tells her of his plans to off someone at midnight in each of America’s major time zones… and she will be the last.

Starring Roz Kelly (who played Pinky Tuscadero on Happy Days), Kip Niven (Magnum Force), Grant Cramer (Killer Klowns From Outer Space), Louisa Moritz (Death Race 2000), Taaffe O’Connell (Galaxy Of Terror) and Teri Copley (We Got It Made), New Year’s Evil injects an “intimate and refreshing viewpoint into what was once a tired old scenario” (Andre Dumas, The Horror Digest)…and then takes you on a non-stop thrill ride of unmitigated terror! [Scream Factory]

 

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