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A Movie Review of If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? - A Divine SINema Episode - 091

By Jeff Manildi & Allen O'Brien

For the first time Devine SINema steps out of bonus episode territory with a look at the 1972 film, If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horsemen Do?  This movie takes us to a time when America was in fear of a foreign ideology, marriage was under attack, public schools were taking away our children’s innocence and our country was in desperate need to return to God.  Apparently, some things never change.  Written by and starring Reverend Estus Pirkle and directed by Ron Ormond, this movie gives us a graphic look into what “will happen” to America if it “continues to engage in immorality” and deny God.   Jeff, Adam and Dylan discuss some of the more alarming scenes in this illustrated sermon about the end of days.  They also discuss the flaws in the theology put forth in this film.  Along with the introduction of a new rating system. this episode contains all the things you’ve come to love about our Divine SINema series.  Watching bad Christian movies so you don’t have to.   ANNOUNCEMENTS Our next Divine SINema episode will be released on Tuesday, December 28th and we will be reviewing Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014).  If you would like to watch in preparation for our next episode the film is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime with a subscription.     RELEVANT LINKS If Horsemen Tire You What Will Horses Do (Film) (YouTube Link) Exploitation Films Ron Ormond (Director) The Exotic Ones (a.k.a. The Monster and the Stripper) (Film) Untamed Mistress (Film) Estus Washington Pirkle (Pastor and Writer) The Burning Hell (1974 Film, the second Ormond/Pirkle Collaboration) (YouTube Video) The Believer’s Heaven (1977 Film, the final Ormond/Pirkle Collaboration) The Battleship Potemkin (1925 Propaganda Film) (YouTube Video) Communism Joseph McCarthy… NOTE - during the episode Jeff mistakenly refers to McCarthy as McArthur Red Scare Hollywood Blacklist Fidel Castro Jeremiah 12:5 NRSV A Thief in the Night (A 1972 Rapture Film Series) 2 Chronicles 7:14 NRSV The Cold War The Jesus Movement The Untouchables (1987 Film) Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins by Robert G. Weiner & John Cline (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)... A great book providing a lot of information about fringe film making including a whole chapter about this movies and it’s sub-genre. Blaxploitation Films     HOST RECOMMENDATIONS Grindhouse (2007 Film) Dawn of the Dead (Original 1978 Film) The Mack (1973 Blaxploitation Film) Children of Men (2006 Film) The Battleship Potemkin (1925 Propaganda Film) (YouTube Video)     THE DIVINE SINEMA FILMOGRAPHY Checkout the previous films Jeff, Adam and Dylan have reviewed.  God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2.     YOUR SUPPORT Thank you for listening to Irenicast.  If you appreciate the show please consider sharing your appreciation by rating, reviewing and/or subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or whatever platform you’re listening on.   You can also help support the show financially by going to to do your Amazon shopping.  This will cost you nothing, but Amazon will give a portion of the proceeds to the show.     ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE CONVERSATION Join our post-evangelical conversations on faith and culture by interacting with us through the following links:   Read Us on our blog Irenicon Email Us at Follow Us on Twitter and Google+ Like Us on Facebook Listen & Subscribe to Us on iTunes, Google Play, Android, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Spreaker and SoundCloud Speak to Us on our Feedback Page and the Post Evangelical Facebook Group See Us on Instagram Support Us on Amazon Love Us?     CREDITS Intro and Outro music created by Mike Golin.     This post may contain affiliate links.  An Irenicon is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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