An old monastery in a small, remote village in Suffolk, England has been haunted by a local legend for centuries. Left in ruin and shrouded by the mystery of a dark spirit that wills young couples to suicide, the place has been avoided for years, marked only by a twisted, ancient tree with an ominous hollow said to be the home of great evil. When four friends on holiday explore the local folklore, they realize that belief in a myth can quickly materialize into reality, bringing horror to life for the town.
Review By Lauren Taylor: The alternate title for Harvey Hart’s 1973 film The Pyx is The Hooker Cult Murders. I think it has a nice ring to it, and is actually more entertaining than the film itself.
Elizabeth Lucy (Karen Black) is a heroin-addicted prostitute that happens to have just plummeted to her death. In her hand is a pyx – a small round-lidded box that is used to transport communion wafers to the sick and those who cannot attend church. Around Elizabeth’s neck is an inverted cross. Anyone who reads the description on the DVD case will know that a Satanic cult could be behind her murder. Henderson (Christopher Plummer, the pride of Canada) investigates Elizabeth’s death throughout the film as we go back and forth through time to discover who wants Elizabeth, and her ample mane, dead. READ MORE
Two Academy Award nominated actors, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER and KAREN BLACK, join forces in this suspense thriller about the murder of a prostitute with satanic overtones. Police sergeant Henderson (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer, SOUND OF MUSIC, STAR TREK VI, MURDER BY DECREE, SOMEWHERE IN TIME) investigates the murder of prostitute Elizabeth Lucy (Academy Award nominee Karen Black, FIVE EASY PIECES, DAY OF THE LOCUST, FAMILY PLOT). Around her neck she was wearing an upside down cross, and clutched in her fist, a locket, both unusal for a high class call girl. Will Henderson solve her murder?