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Q THE WINGED SERPENT Larry Cohen

Feature 35mm 92:00 1982

“A Scream! One of the greatest horror movies ever made.” – Entertainment Weekly

It’s another monstrous day in New York City where window washers have their heads bitten off, topless sunbathers are plucked from rooftops, bloody body parts rain onto the streets and neurotic, sweaty, paranoid two-bit crook Jimmy Quinn (Michael Moriarty of LAW & ORDER) discovers a humongous nest in the art-deco spire of The Chrysler Building. Meanwhile, an NYPD detective (David Carradine) investigates a series of bizarre ritual sacrifice murders that may have unleashed Quetzalcoatl, a giant flying Aztec Serpent God into the skies of Manhattan. After a botched diamond heist leads Quinn to Q’s lair, his attempts to go straight take a side-turn as he decides to extort from the city an enormous sum in exchange for directions to the monster’s nest.

“Moriarty’s unbelievable performance ‹ one of three collaborations with Cohen ‹ finds him chewing acres of scenery as a contemptible, loud-mouthed goon who’s too funny to hate; Moriarty also composed and performed two schizophrenic piano numbers for the film.” ‹ Cavett Binion, Allmovie.com

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