Q (The Winged Serpent)

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Q (The Winged Serpent) ★★★ Q; The Winged Serpent 1982 (R)

A cult of admirers surrounds this goony monster flick about dragonlike Aztec god Quetzlcoatl, summoned to modern Manhattan by gory human sacrifices, and hungry for rooftop sunbathers and construction teams. Direction and special effects are pretty ragged, but witty script helps the cast shine, especially Moriarty as a lowlife crook who's found the beast's hidden nest. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, Richard Roundtree, Malachy McCourt, James Dixon, Eddie Jones, Bruce Carradine, Tony Page, Fred J. Scollay, Mary Louise Weller; D: Larry Cohen; W: Larry Cohen; C: Fred Murphy; M: Robert O. Ragland.