Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Ep. 83: Brian Rosenquist on the Christian Scare Films of Ron Ormond (EASTER SPECIAL!)

April 20, 2019

On this Easter weekend edition of Parallax Views, filmmaker Brian Rosenquist joins us to discuss the Christian scare films of Ron Ormond. Evangelical convert Ron Ormond, along with his wife June Ormond and the help of Baptist minister Estus W. Pirkle, created supremely bizarre, gory, and shocking movies meant to literally scare the hell out of sinners and convert them to Christianity. Ormond's notorious "Christsploitation" films The Burning Hell, The Believer's Heaven, The Grim Reaper, and the anti-communist Red Scare flick If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? scarred a generation of Sunday school children before becoming sought after cult classics of the cinematic underground vis-à-vis the legendary experimental band Negativland's sampling of If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? in their hit single, played at college radio stations across America, "Christianity is Stupid". Brian fills us in on the life, times, and films of the Ormonds and tells us about his upcoming documentary about the Ormonds on this edition of Parallax Views.

Brian Rosenquist