Cult film director Gary Sherman remembers casting his signature 1972 horror masterpiece
Larry Cohen’s oddball horror-thriller God Told Me To is heading to Blu-ray on February 24, 2015, courtesy of Blue Underground.
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) 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.
With the arrival of Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves on Blu-ray, distributor Blue Underground is bringing the ’70s horror film back to the big screen to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It is doing so with a brand-new DCP and you’ll find a complete breakdown of theater listings below.
Starring Peter Cushing, Brooke Adams and Luke Halpin, the film is pre-dates films like Dead Snow and Frankenstein’s Army, offering horror fans Nazi zombie terror.
Rejoice! Michele Soavi’s contribution to the ’80s slasher genre, Stagefright, is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Blue Underground. Fangoria says it will get the usual care and sweet sweet lovin’ that Blue Underground bestows most of its transfers (1.85:1 hi-def transfer/1080p). There will also be a wide range of extras.
The film concerns a theater troupe who are menaced by a killer named Irving Wallace, who dons an owl masks and stalks the actors of the doomed play they’re at work on.