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

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
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Sheriff Dale Hardison
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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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Once this motion picture sinks its fangs into you, you'll never be the same. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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July 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hissssss  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Reb Brown. See more »

Quotes

David Blake: I feel so sleepy.
Dr. Carl Stoner: It's the effect of the inoculation. You'll sleep very soundly tonight, David, and perhaps even through tomorrow. And if you're lucky, you may experience what few persons have ever known and lived to recall. You see, the venom of the cobra is one of nature's strongest hallucinogens!
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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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Cobras, Mambas, and snake boys...Hmmmmm
25 November 1999 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

What we have here is a failure to....OH, wrong Strother Martin film. Well, Martin is the star of Sssssss(7 s's), and I must admit he is rather enjoyable to watch as a kindly, softspoken, insane, murderous herpetologist trying to save the human race by turning men into cobras. The story is absurd and rather difficult to follow. The special effects suck(being blunt and candid) as we see Dirk Benedict get an occasional scale on his green body. The snakes are impressive, however. Martin's over-the-top performance saves this film from being utterly mundane and makes it fun to watch.


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