Thursday, February 10, 2011
Detective Henderson ( Christopher Plummer )
Elizabeth ( Karen Black )
Meg ( Yvette Brind'amour )
Superintendent ( Jacques Godin )
Keerson ( Jean-Louis Roux )
Sandra ( Louise Rinfret )
Detective Henderson is investigating the apparent suicide of a woman named Elizabeth. But he quickly realises there's a lot more going on.
In continuous flashbacks, we find out that Elizabeth was a high priced prostitute and drug addict. We also find out she has a sister named Sandra ( she's also an addict ).
During the investigation, Henderson encounters a lot of interference from people trying to keep their secret from being exposed.
That secret involves a religious cult, and the people responsible for many murders...
Meg: "You can't do shit to me!"
Detective Henderson: "She was on drugs. If she didn't kill herself, someone pushed her off the balcony. Someone killed her!"
Elizabeth: "I went out and he followed me. What's going on?"
Keerson: "We all have to pay for the important moments in life"
Company - TGG
Extras - None
Inserts - None
OBTAINED AT - Walmart
PRICE - $5.00
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!... This is a rare movie from Canada.
Many scenes have a surreal quality, but that only made it more enjoyable for me. I also had fun seeing 1970's era Montreal. Half the story is told in flashbacks, but I had no problem with that.
I found THE PYX in a 15 movie collection called HORROR: DO NOT WATCH ALONE ( by TGG ). The movies are on two double sided discs. The quality is NOT great. THE PYX is in rough shape, but it's better than not having it at all.
There's another DVD by SYNERGY ENTERTAINMENT but I have NOT seen it, and I do NOT know anybody who has. So I can't tell you if it's worth buying. I recommend you look for the cheap-ass version by TGG.
A "legit" VHS was released by PRISM ENTERTAINMENT.
The movie is based on a book by John Buell.
Published by POPULAR LIBRARY
FYI: Karen Black performs some of the songs in this movie ( she also composed them ).
This movie is also known as THE HOOKER CULT MURDERS