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Sssssss (1973)

 -  Horror  -  July 1973 (USA)
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David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Carl Stoner
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David Blake
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Kristina Stoner (as Heather Menzies)
Richard B. Shull ...
Dr. Ken Daniels
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Kogen
Jack Ging ...
Sheriff Dale Hardison
Kathleen King ...
Kitty Stewart
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Steve Randall
Ted Grossman ...
Deputy Morgan Bock
Charles Seel ...
Old Man
Ray Ballard ...
Waggish Tourist
Brendan Burns ...
Jock #1
Rick Beckner ...
Jock #2
Jim Drum ...
Hawker #1 (as James Drum)
Ed McCready ...
Hawker #2
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Storyline

David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly brewed up a serum that can transform any man into a King Cobra snake-and he plans to use it on David. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The house used as Dr. Stoner's (Strother Martin) place is the same house used as the Garth ranch house in The Virginian (1962). See more »

Quotes

Kogen: You are a real and a bona fide genius. First one I ever met.
Dr. Carl Stoner: It's rare to be appreciated for one's failures.
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Crazy Credits

A pre-title card opens the film declaring all the reptiles used in the film were real and states "We wish to thank the cast and crew for their courageous efforts while being exposed to extremely hazardous conditions." See more »

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One of the greatest horror films for a group of kids on a Saturday night
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We saw it back then in the seventies and were promptly scared to death by it. Set up like a mystery, you don't know what is in the back of the truck at the beginning and the gawking at the carnival freaks was pretty chilling too. Reb Brown's fate and his treatment of the pet snake were both something that made us sit up and take notice. And then there was the nosy neighbor/professor person and his destiny. The snake-handling looked very professional. Then I saw it years later. The daughter's shrieking and weeping could set your teeth on edge, the concealed nude swim scene is pretty amusing now with cartoon leaves, Benedict is completely naive and if you have no idea what to expect, you may even be rooting for him. Strother Martin was very believable as the mad doctor up to his confrontation with "Royalty". My brother said the hysterical daughter went on to pose for Playboy.

Hated her very seventies hairdo.


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