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Hal Dresner (screenplay)
Daniel C. Striepeke (story)
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July 1973 (USA) See more »
Terror is ready to strike! See more »
A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Strother Martin ... Dr. Carl Stoner

Dirk Benedict ... David Blake

Heather Menzies-Urich ... Kristina Stoner (as Heather Menzies)

Richard B. Shull ... Dr. Ken Daniels

Tim O'Connor ... Kogen

Jack Ging ... Sheriff Dale Hardison

Kathleen King ... Kitty Stewart

Reb Brown ... 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
Frank Kowalski ... Hawker #3
Ralph Montgomery ... Hawker #4

Michael Masters ... Hawker #5
Charlie Fox ... Arvin Ley Doux

Felix Silla ... Sam Lee, the Seal Boy
Noble Craig ... Tim McGraw, the Snake Man (as Nobel Craig)
Bobbi Kiger ... Kootch Dancer
J.R. Clark ... Station Attendant
Chip Potter ... Postal Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bacon ... Spectator (uncredited)
Jim Galante ... Spectator (uncredited)
Dick Kleiner ... Spectator (uncredited)
Burt Prelutsky ... Spectator (uncredited)
Vernon Scott ... Spectator (uncredited)
Dorothy Treloar ... Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
Writing credits
Hal Dresner (screenplay)

Daniel C. Striepeke (story) (as Dan Striepeke)

Produced by
David Brown .... executive producer
Robert Butner .... associate producer
Daniel C. Striepeke .... producer (as Dan Striepeke)
Richard D. Zanuck .... executive producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams  (as Pat Williams)
Cinematography by
Gerald Perry Finnerman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Watts 
Art Direction by
John T. McCormack 
Set Decoration by
Claire P. Brown 
Makeup Department
John Chambers .... creative makeup designer
Nick Marcellino .... creative makeup designer
Daniel C. Striepeke .... creative makeup designer (uncredited)
Production Management
L.B. Merman .... unit production manager (as Doc Merman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dismukes .... second assistant director
Gordon A. Webb .... assistant director (as Gordon Webb)
Art Department
Ward Preston .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (as Melvin Metcalfe Sr.)
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Dennis C. Salcedo .... machine room loader (uncredited)
Jim Connors .... stunt double (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Folsom .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jarron Jay Lucas .... stunt double (uncredited)
Other crew
Ray Folsom .... technical advisor
John Neuhart .... graphic montage
Roy D. Smith .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"SSSSnake" - UK, USA (alternative title)
"Hissssss" - USA (alternative title)
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99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (2010) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1974) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1973) | France:12 | Italy:VM18 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (1987) (cut) | USA:PG (certificate #23591) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

For his transformation into a snake Dirk spent up to seven hours in makeup and in the final stages of the transformation he had to be carried to the set on a stretcher.See more »
[last lines]
Kristina Stoner:No! No! DAVID! No! No! Nooooo! DAAVIIIIID!
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Antidote to Jar-jar, 20 June 2001
Author: BigBrando from Chicago

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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