A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes.

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(screenplay), (story) (as Dan Striepeke)
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Cast

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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
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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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July 1973 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the poisonous snakes featured were authentic and the cast actually did have to interact with them for filming. Only in the shot where Strother Martin grabs the King Cobra's head during the show was a puppet snake used. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kristina Stoner: No! No! DAVID! No! No! Nooooo! DAAVIIIIID!
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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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Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

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Antidote to Jar-jar
20 June 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

SSSS makes up in suspense and b-movie star power what it lacks in production values. Strother Martin is a classic 2nd string villain. Dirk Benedict, you might remember him from battlestar or A-Team. And the female lead,Heather Menzies, played one of the Von Trapps in the Sound of Music. She was also in Captain America with Reb Brown,who has a small part in this movie too! Nope, this movie came from a time when FX were cheap, shaky and down played but the movie was fun and exciting none the less


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