Q - The Winged Serpent
Q: THE WINGED SERPENT (15)
D: Larry Cohen
Larco (Larry Cohen)
W: Larry Cohen
DP: Fred Murphy
Ed: Armand Lebowitz
Mus: Robert O. Ragland
Michael Moriarty (Jimmy Quinn), Candy Clark (Joan), David Carradine (Det. Shepard), Richard Roundtree (Sgt. Powell), James Dixon (Lt. Murray)
Writer-director Larry Cohen recreates a 1950's B-movie into a 1980's setting for this low-budget horror flick.
A flying Aztec monster is creating havoc around New York City and a petty criminal discovers its nest in the spire of the Chrysler building and later holds the authorities to ransom over the information he holds.
There are no claims that this is a good movie. In fact, it has so many characteristics which could be attributed to the very opposite; hammy acting, cheesy dialogue, tacky special effects, even some completely unnecessary songs thrown in for good measure, but it's a blend of raucous comedy and violent horror which works very well on an entertainment level.
So bad, it's good? Yes, perhaps it is.