Friday, October 02, 2009
God Told Me To
A series of spontaneous murders take place in Manhattan starting off with a sniper randomly picking off people from a tower. A cop climbs the tower to try and talk him down but all the sniper tells him is God told me to and then leaps to his death. All the other murderers end with a similar demise, “God told me to...” then they off themselves.
The cop, Detective Lt. Peter J. Nicholas from the beginning is investigating the bizarre murders. He is a deeply religious guy and as the case rolls on strange clues begin to surface. Clues involving virgin births, teleporting and abductions. But things aren't as simple as blaming it all on God and it's very hard to elaborate more without dropping a spoiler so I'll quit here.
This was a decent film, lots of cool visual stuff from that era. The story is interesting and the acting is pretty solid too. The fault is that there isn't really any wow moment when you really need it. Most of the tense excitement occurs in the beginning and after that it's really all about Lt. Pete putting the pieces together. It's a nice flick to watch to break up the monotony of slashers and ghost stories. This is more of a suspense horror and the ending is pretty solid too.