Maybe don’t listen to the little voice in the back of your head.
Cause chances are it’s going to send you off on a quasi-spiritual quest to do things like mass murder, all in the name of “God.”
A genuine winner in the annuals of bat shit crazy movies, this blast from the past starts slightly demented, then progressively gets more jaw-dropping and off-kilter as it unspools.
Tracking a deeply-devout NYC detective (Tony Lo Bianco) as he chases cultists, only to find out the conspiracy literally stretches to the heavens above, it’s not like other films.
And that’s high praise.
There’s something up in the sky, but it ain’t Superman.
Instead, it’s a large ‘n scaly giant flying lizard, prone to plucking hapless folks off of the tops of skyscrapers.
The big bad is looking for some between-meal snacks, while, down on the ground, things are just as dicey as a string of murders possibly committed by a cult bedevils the over-worked, underpaid, and stress-afflicted cops.
David “Kung Fu” Carradine and Richard “Shaft” Roundtree are on the side of law and order, while future Law and Order star Michael Moriarty is a memorable slime-ball.
Let the bodies hit the floor.
You eat it, then it eats you.
A strange, blobby substance starts bubbling up from the ground, and, after the glop is found to have a sweet, addictive flavor, money-mad food company execs respond with a swift “Get that baby to market!”
Soon the whole country is slurping down the white crude, while rival ice cream and cookie companies are horrified to see their stock prices sharply tumble.
But, before obesity fears can surface, it becomes apparent something darker might be at work here.
Like people happily ingesting a parasitic alien organism!
Wickedly funny, subtly creepy, and no bitter aftertaste.