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Weird Westerns: And God Said to Cain (1970)

★★★☆☆ A tale of Western revenge in which vengeance itself becomes a supernatural force, bringing with it storms and causing spontaneous acts of murder.
by Max Sparber
Italian director Antonio Margheriti only made a handful of Westerns. Instead, he's best-known for a string of Italian cult genre films with titles like "Wild, Wild Planet" and "Mr. Superinvisible." He also paericipated in a variety of American cult films, including serving as second unit director (and possibly directing quite a few scenes for) Andy Warhol's "Flesh For Frankenstein" and "Blood for Dracula."

It is, therefor, no surprise that his 1970 Western "And God Said to Cain," which superficially is a simple Western revenge film, has a garish, pulpy quality to it, and more than a whiff of the supernatural.

The plot couldn't be simpler: A cowboy with the unglamorous name Gary Hamilton (Klaus Kinski) was made the patsy for a crime, spending years doing hard l…

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