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IMDb Rating 5.4 10 2750


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Dirk Benedict as David Blake
Heather Menzies-Urich as Kristina Stoner
Strother Martin as Dr. Carl Stoner
Felix Silla as Sam Lee, the Seal Boy
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Reviewed by lambiepie-2 5 / 10

Frankensteinish for Snakes

I saw this on regular TV in the 80s, and then recently saw it on one of the cable channels uncut. This is one of those 70s horror films that came out that experimented with the way out genre. I think if there was some idea to experiment with mixing this with that kinda thing, they tried it and made a movie out of it in the 70s with small budgets. Come on, it's too much to take seriously - but for some, it can be scary because of the theme of snakes and especially towards the end.

Strother Martin plays the 'mad scientist' that has lost his mind in his ambition to make people into snakes. He gets a new research assistant after the other one 'goes missing', played by Dirk Benedict and proceeds to turn him into a snake. The 'mad scientist's' daughter, played by Heather Menzies, falls in love with the new research assistant, of course.

The thing about these low-budget 70s movies is that they do not have a happy ending. This one doesn't either. The town seems to be populated with people who are very dense, and films like this defy folks realizing the worst is happening until the worst has happened. And the police? Always arriving at the last minute--unable to 'save the day' but scratch their heads and wonder what has been going on right under their noses. So yeah, this film is formulaic in that sense. It could be a thrill for those who like all kinds of snakes, as this film shows them. I'm not a lover of snakes, however, I could not help but cheer for the Cobra near the end, and feel really, really bad for the mongoose.

The acting is 70s overacting - and you find yourself thinking how different this film would have been with more money and a script where people would have at least a gun or garden hoe to save themselves - but that's how these films went. Not very bad, but not very good either, looks more like a 70s movie of the week instead of a 70s feature film, but its just enough to keep some interest and a good entry for those reviewing the 70s history of inexpensive, "what were they thinking' horror films. Don't take it too seriously.

Reviewed by thesar-2 4 / 10

Sssilly Ssseventies Sssnake Ssscares

Not much to write about, but sssuffice to sssay its sssecond half is where the venom ssstrikes.

Sssssss is just another When-Animals-Attack/Mad-Scientist-Goes-Green films from the 70s. It's not necessarily bad, at least for the first three quarters, but then the movie literally falls apart when someone reminded the writer this was supposed to be a horror movie.

College snake expert slowly turns assistant into a "man-snake" (?) because man-men are destroying the planet. Eh, throw in a love story and funding problems, and you have a too-long film.

If you like the subgenre as mentioned above, like I do, it's harmlessssssssss.


Final thoughts: Day 18 Movie in the Can! I'm watching a NEW-2-ME horror movie every day of October 2016 and this one was mentioned many times on a horror podcast I listened to. I previously saw like the last 20 minutes on TV once and thought I'd see what all the fussssss was about. (Ok, I'm done.)

Reviewed by Rainey Dawn 6 / 10

Not Too Bad Of A Film

It's not too bad of a film - for a B horror it's decent, kinda keeps me interested. Warning: If you have a huge fear of snakes then this film is NOT for you! They use real snakes in the making of this film.

Dr. Stoner seems to have it in his head that snakes and humans become one they will rule the planet - outlasting plagues, viruses, natural disasters, holocausts, and other things of this nature. He slowly transforms humans into the snake/human crossbreeds.

The ending could have been better: I mean David was, or looked like, a full-on King Cobra and not part human so why or how did Kristina know that snake was David? She couldn't even see his eyes because the mongoose was on the snake David. Otherwise it's a fairly decent 1970s B horror film that can entertain to a degree.


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