Larry Cohen once again proves himself to be among the most creative, original, and intelligent American horror film directors in this bizarre masterwork, which successfully combines a film noir
crime story with a good old-fashioned "giant monster" movie. Michael Moriarty turns in a
brilliant performance as Jimmy Quinn, an ex-con, former junkie, and small-time hood looking to make one big score. After robbing a Manhattan diamond center, he hides out in the tower of the Chrysler Building and discovers a large hole in the dome of the structure, containing a huge nest with an
equally large egg and several partially devoured human corpses. Meanwhile, the New York...