Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)


The movie Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) is a horror film directed by Larry Cohen. The story revolves around a series of gruesome murders happening in New York City. The victims are found brutally decapitated, leading to widespread panic and fear among the city’s residents.

Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) introduces a mysterious creature known as Quetzalcoatl, a giant winged serpent from Aztec mythology. The creature has taken up residence in the Chrysler Building and is responsible for the killings. As the body count rises, the police, led by Detective Shepard and Detective Powell, are determined to stop the creature and save the city.

Meanwhile, a small-time criminal named Jimmy Quinn stumbles upon the creature’s lair in the Chrysler Building. Realizing the potential value of the creature, he strikes a deal with the police to help them track down and capture Quetzalcoatl in exchange for immunity.

The movie Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) follows the hunt for the creature as the police and Jimmy Quinn navigate the dangerous streets of New York City.


  • Michael Moriarty as Jimmy Quinn
  • David Carradine as Detective Shepard
  • Richard Roundtree as Detective Powell
  • Candy Clark as Joan
  • Malachy McCourt as Commissioner
  • Fred J. Scollay as Sgt. Powell


  • The movie Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) was inspired by the legend of Quetzalcoatl, a feathered serpent deity in Aztec mythology.
  • The film’s special effects were created by stop-motion animator David Allen, known for his work on films like The Howling (1981) and Willow (1988).
  • Q: The Winged Serpent was shot on location in New York City, giving the film an authentic and gritty atmosphere.
  • The film’s budget was relatively low, but it managed to create impressive visual effects and a sense of scale with its depiction of the giant creature.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023