The Pyx

Movie Information

In Brief: Alternately title The Hooker Cult Murders, Canadian exploitation film The Pyx is most notable from an exemplary star turn from Karen Black (Easy RiderFamily Plot). Originally intended as a starring vehicle for James Mason, the film attempts to capitalize on contemporary cinematic trends established by prostitution themed melodramas such as Klute and occult suspense thrillers like Rosemary's Baby. Black plays a heroin-addicted call-girl who becomes entangled with a Satanic cult whose leader may be possessed by the devil himself, with predictable results. While the film bears all of the drawbacks of its exploitative origins, Black is fantastic and TV director Harvey Hart The Alfred Hitchcock HourStar Trek) delivers some stylish scares.
Genre: Horror
Director: Harvey Hart
Starring: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux, Yvette Brind'amour, Lee Broker
Rated: NR

The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Pyx on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9:15 p.m. at The Grail Moviehouse, hosted by Xpress movie critic Scott Douglas.


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