Curse II: The Bite

1989

Action / Horror

3
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 891

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Cast

Shiri Appleby as Grace Newman
Jamie Farr as Harry Morton
Bo Svenson as The Sheriff
Jill Schoelen as Lisa Snipes
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by callanvass 3 / 10

Has it's moments in a so bad, it's good way..

(Plot) Clark (J. Eddie Peck) and his girlfriend Lisa (Jill Schoelen) go on a road trip in the desert, only to find out that it's filled with poisonous snakes. One manages to sneak into their van. Clark winds up getting bit by one of the dastardly things, and he starts transforming for the worse. His hand turns into a snake head, and his body becomes filled with snakes.

This is stupendously awful stuff. It's completely unrelated to the first movie in this series, and thank god for that. Both movies are rather heavy-handed, but this one has something the first Curse movie doesn't, the fun factor. It actually begins in a very monotonous way. Aside from a brief scene (which is admittedly creepy) where a bunch of snakes randomly appear on the road, nothing of note really happens. Only when Clark gets bitten does the fun really begin. One thing you must remember is the suspension of disbelief. If you accept that this is cheese, you'll most likely have moments of fun like I did. The effects are actually pretty decent for the budget. This movie is really bad, but the snake head is actually fairly ingenious, and managed to give me the willies a little bit. I do have a carp though. There are too many scenes where we see Jamie Farr (Harry) wandering around like an imbecile, searching for the lead characters. It also has a couple of stupid supporting characters. Bo Swenson as the sheriff was completely unnecessary. I felt they should have directed the focus completely on Clark's plight with Lisa doing everything she can to save him from his predicament. It was a missed opportunity. It does have plenty of scenes of the two, but that time could have been spent to augment it even more. The transformation scene at the end has to be seen to be believed. It's gloriously disgusting and very memorable. I'm not sure how they managed to pull the transformation scene off, but it's something else. It's pretty gory to say the least. It also has echoes of the finale of Nightmare on Elm Street 2 a little bit, with the love story and everything. Eddie Peck is the perfect lead for this type of B movie. Not only was he sympathetic, but a pretty decent actor as well. Jill Schoelen's character can be a bit domineering in a couple scenes, but she was thoroughly likable for the most part, and a cutie to boot.

Final Thoughts: If you can handle some monotony, you'll be rewarded with some fun cheese as well. Loves of bad movies will rejoice at this one. It's not something I'll ever watch again, but it sure as hell beats watching the first Curse movie.

3.7/10

Reviewed by homecoming8 2 / 10

The Awful Curse II: It Certainly BITES alright !!

1986's The Curse (a.k.a. The Farm) with Will Wheaton became something of a cult-classic when it was released on video. Curse II: The Bite has absolutely nothing to do with the original, for commercial reasons only it was named Curse II. That is pretty bad to begin with, but so is the entire movie. Jill Schoelen played a good role in 1987's The Stepfather but here she is kind of lost. So is the rest of the fairly unknown cast, the story just goes nowhere. It becomes boring after half an hour and what follows is rather stupid. It all makes no sense at all. Is there a positive thing about Curse II ? Yes, it's the special effects make-up from Screaming Mad George. Unfortunately you'll have to wait until the last 10 minutes but there are some great effects. Sadly they're not scary because of the ridiculous story, but they are worth watching. But that means you have to pass the other 80 minutes without falling asleep. Good luck on that one !!

Reviewed by Coventry 6 / 10

Snakes on the road, in the car, in your flesh and genes … Snakes everywhere!

The Curse part two?? The only thing this modest 80's horror production is cursed with is the burden of getting linked to another and entirely unrelated B-movie that just happens to be produced by the same greedy Italian (Ovidio G. Assonitis). "The Curse", a.k.a. "The Farm", is a poorly made and incredibly cheesy movie about a meteorite crash-landing on a farmland and subsequently mutating the crops and the inhabitants. It's a personal guilty pleasure of mine, but the majority of horror fans – clearly with a better taste in movies than me – dislike it and therefore are likely to avoid "The Bite" based of their prejudices. Not that this movie is an absolute must-see or anything, but it's simply unfair to promote something as a sequel when it tried to be original. No meteorites or infected crops in sight here, as "The Bite" revolves on genetically altered snakes and the disastrous effects their bite cause. Trying to reach Albuquerque via a short cut, hunky Clark and his cute girlfriend Lisa pass through an abandoned military zone in the middle of the desert. Not entirely abandoned, however, since the place is full of virulent and – more importantly – genetically altered snakes. One of the little buggers slithers into the jeep and sees its opportunity to bite Clark in the arm. From that moment on, "The Bite" becomes an absurd and laughable 80's cheesefest. Clark's arm gradually mutates into a ravenous snake-monster and the rest of his mind and body goes through some vast transformations as well. The film is somewhat oddly structured and contains a couple of twists with an extremely high "WTF"-level. For example, the script puts a lot of effort into a sub plot about an amateur medic (with a gigantic nose) chasing the young couple because he gave Clark a wrong antidote and fears a lawsuit. The guy even leads a communication network with deranged truckers! Then there's also a really peculiar twist involving a family of exaggeratedly religious freaks near the end. Weird… and quite boring often, too! Oh well, don't worry too much about the oddness, because the obvious elements to enjoy here are "Screaming" Mad George's engrossing special effects and the enchanting appearance of 80's beauty Jill Schoelen. Screaming Georgie's snakes are awesome and, even though the monstrous effects are not always convincing, this certainly isn't a film I would recommend to people with a phobia for slithering animals! Loads of icky stuff crawling out of people's mouths' and all, you know! The climax is completely unhinged. It looks and feels as if the producers had some extra money left and offered Screaming Mad George the opportunity to experiment and go really berserk with his special type of repulsive art.

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