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Motion Picture Purgatory: The Pyx (1974)

We’re back again with another exclusive Motion Picture Purgatory review by legendary Montreal cartoonist Rick Trembles. Karen Black wears a sheer nightgown in the religious thriller¬†THE PYX (AKA THE HOOKER CULT MURDERS), a film that played off both the Satanic film boom of the 1970s and Quebec’s Catholic backlash egged on by the Quiet Revolution. Shot in Montreal by one of the tax shelter era’s most prominent figures, Harvey Hart, this one just popped up on a nice widescreen DVD from Scorpion last year. Here’s Rick’s take on this mostly forgotten Canadian classic: