Blood Legacy was also released as Legacy of Blood (as was a like-titled, though dissimilar, 1978 film). Looking older than dirt, John Carradine plays a crotchety millionaire who wills his fortune to his estranged children. There is, of course, a proviso. The kids, all grown up and none too savory, must spend a week in Carradine's estate. Naturally, this leads to a lot of petty spitefulness...which in turn leads to murder. Jeff Morrow and Faith Domergue, who in happier times co-starred in This Island Earth, show up as two of the heirs, as do 1950s favorites Merry Anders and Dick Davalos (James Dean's brother in East of Eden). Rudolfo Acosta is top-billed as a local sheriff who must contend with seven days' worth of carnage. Hal Erickson, Rovi
A mystery woman leads an ordinary man down an evil path in this intriguing horror story. Rick Turner (Robert Alda) is a man haunted by a recurring dream in which a beautiful woman in a flowing white gown dances for him. The dream is robbing Rick of his sleep and driving a wedge between him and his fiancée Donna (Ariadna Welter), so he's startled when one day he passes a shop window and sees a doll that looks just like the woman in his dreams. The owner of the shop, Frank Lamont (Neil Hamilton), informs Rick that the doll was custom-made for a client, and Rick arranges to deliver it to her himself. Rick arrives at the luxurious apartment of Bianca (Linda Christian) to discover she is the very image of the woman in his dream, and she appears to know him already. Rick learns that both Bianca and Frank are members of a mysterious satanic cult that uses the dolls as part of their ceremonies; Rick becomes a regular visitor to their meetings and becomes deeply involved with Bianca after Donna is suddenly bedridden. But does Bianca have a plan for Rick that he doesn't yet suspect? The Devil's Hand was also released under the title Live To Love. Mark Deming, Rovi
Released theatrically as God Told Me To, this inventive film from "B"-movie auteur Larry Cohen was later re-named Demon after television distributors refused to air it under the original title. The convoluted, tabloid-flavored storyline (predating the kind of stories frequently featured on The X-Files) involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper picks off targets from a water tower; a mild-mannered father murders his entire family; and a cop (Andy Kaufman, of all people) opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators' calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, devoutly-Catholic police detective Peter Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips (Richard Lynch) who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is inexplicably linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed -- particularly after a telling conversation with Bernard's tormented mother (Sylvia Sidney), who reveals the horrifying secret of her son's unnatural birth. Cohen has often used the "B"-movie format to address rather lofty concepts, and this is certainly no exception -- tackling no less than the existence of God and the nature of human beliefs -- but clumsy editing and an outrageous FX-heavy finale tend to obscure this film's unique vision. Cavett Binion, Rovi
- Psychological Thriller, Slasher Film, Crime Thriller, Supernatural Horror, Detective Film
- Serial Killers, Murder Investigations, Clearing One's Name, Inheritance at Stake, Voodoo, Mind Games, Woman In Jeopardy
- Diamond Entertainment Corp.
- Restored / Remastered
- August 2, 2005
- Richard Lynch, Tony Lo Bianco, Sylvia Sidney
- Gaye Yellen, George Spelvin, Jeff Morrow, Claudia Jennings, Brooke Mills, George Patterson, Gerald McRaney, Evelyn Hendricks, Dick Davalos, Arthur Franz, Sam Levene, Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta, Robert Nichols, Norman Bartold, John Smith, John Heffernan, Ivy Bethune, Charlotte White, Buck Kartalian, Andy Kaufman, Alan Cauldwell, Faith Domergue, Ariadne Welter, Deborah Raffin, John Carradine, Merry Anders, Michael Anthony, Robert Alda, Watter Steele, Sherry Steiner, Sandy Dennis, Neil Hamilton, Lester Rawlins, John Russell, James Dukas, Harry Bellaver, Linda Christian, Lisa Dameron, Mason Adams, Vida Taylor, Mike Kellin, Paul Carr, Robert Drivas, Sherry Boucher, Randy Jurgensen, William Roerick, Herbert Nelson
- Joy N. Houck Jr., Larry Cohen, Carl Monson, Joseph Mazzuca, William J. Hole Jr.