Monday, January 15, 2007

If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?

For Geek Monthly #3 - due out March-ish - I'm doing an overview of Christian scare films. You know, like classroom films but about the Lord. These flicks have an odd almost hypnotic charm. Filmed on bare-bones sets with non-actors, the majority are a chore to sit through. But there are a few that really stand out. Perhaps the craziest, most absurdly violent of these was Ron Ormand's If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? In this 1974 shocker Godless commies invade and commit atrocities. They gun down church goers, torture Sunday school children. What did you expect? Most of the running time is actually devoted to Rev. Estus W. Pirkle preaching but beware the "docudrama" segments. Surprisingly strong stuff. Pirkle's foundation claims that millions of people have been saved by his films. You can see for yourself here.

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