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Larry Cohen, widely regarded as a master of exploitation and cult horror, tackles the monster movie in Q - The Winged Serpent. Here, an ancient terror in the form of an Aztec dragon, Quetzlcoatl, perpetrates a series of bizarre slayings in New York City. The police at first believe the reports of sightings and deaths are the result of ordinary crank calls, and it's up to an ex-con piano player who knows the monster's lair -- the Chrysler Building -- to save the city!
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CastCandy Clark, Michael Moriarty, Peter Hock, David Carradine, James Dixon, Richard Roundtree, Mary Louise Weller, Malachy McCourt, Fred J. Scollay, Ron Cey
DirectorLarry Cohen
Genre:  Action, Fantasy
Release Date:  1982
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterLarry Cohen
Runtime:  93 minutes
Studio:  Arkoff International, Larco Productions
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review by . August 10, 2011
Look out from above! Awakened from its ageless slumber by some generous instances of human sacrifice, Aztec god Quetzalcoatl nests in the Chrysler Building and swoops over Manhattan, devouring the city's residents at random. Neat, eh? After an inept thief (Michael Moriarty, not too many years prior to his successes in Troll and Law & Order) discovers the god-beast in the aftermath of a botched heist, he decides to exploit the location of the menace, to the frustration of two detectives (David …
review by . October 05, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Damn thing is over     Cons: Damn thing started     aka Q   aka The Winged Serpent      Title Song: Let's fall apart together tonight      Written/Produced and Directed by Larry Cohen      I am sure you are all familiar with the scene of someone sitting and rubbing their hands together in anticipatory glee - that would be me right now as I delve into the unknown landscape of the monster …
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