Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

The Pyx Reviews

This quickly made but compelling Canadian horror-mystery presents Karen Black as a hooker who is murdered after participating in a Black Mass, her body found clutching a pyx--the container used to hold the host. Henderson (Christopher Plummer), the tough detective sent to investigate, soon unravels a conspiracy of Satanists, many in high places. Although the plot is sometimes convoluted, and somewhat confusing (lots of flashbacks), the film does have a palpable sense of unease and foreboding. The acting, especially by Plummer and supporting cast members Yvette Brind'Amour and Jean-Louis Roux, is terrific and the dialog is sharp and witty. Black wrote and sang three songs for this film, which she would do again in Robert Altman's NASHVILLE.