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Rattlers (1976)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  23 April 1976 (USA)
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A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Dr. Tom Parkinson (as Sam Chew)
Elisabeth Chauvet ...
Ann Bradley
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Colonel
Ronald Gold ...
Captain Delaney (as Ron Gold)
Al Dunlap ...
General
Dan Balentine ...
Pilot
Gary Van Ormand ...
Woodley (as Gary Van Orman)
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Palmer (as Darwin Jostin)
Cary J. Pitts ...
Sergeant (as Cary Pitts)
Eric Lawson ...
Guard
Tony Ballen ...
Sheriff Gates
Richard Lockmiller ...
Deputy
Jo Jordan ...
Mother
Scott McCartor ...
Rick (as Scott McCarter)
Tip McClure ...
Plumber (as Tipp McClure)
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A large number of chemically altered rattlesnakes become fearsome killers in this TV chiller. The tale is set in the Mojave Desert and centers upon Sam Parkinson, a noted herpetologist, who has come to investigate a series of strange deaths that began with two dead children found near their parents' campsites. Written by Ørnås

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In some shots of Tom and the helicopter pilot flying through the desert you can tell that they are actually on the ground and that the helicopter's blades are not turning by the reflection in their sunglasses. See more »

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100s of Snakes That Sneak Up on People
11 August 2000 | by (Haddonfield, IL) – See all my reviews

As I recall, this was one of those 70s "nature-on-a-rampage" flicks, and although it predates "Kingdom of the Spiders", it's not as good as that one.

The plot is sort of vague in my memory, but it's probably meaningless. I remember a pair of little boys stumbling into a nest of rattlesnakes and being bitten mercilessly at the beginning of the film, and the rest of the film was made up of swarms of snakes somehow cornering people in their homes and other places. They always seemed to be sneaking up on these characters, although how you could be taken by surprise by hundreds of snakes is beyond me...wouldn't you at least hear them coming? I also remember that the heroes were off looking for the snakes in the wilderness while the slithering snakes were invading the town killing people left and right.

I've only ever seen this on TV, but I remember the violence was very tame and, other than swarming snakes, there wasn't much in the way of horror. Unless you are terrified by the sight of a snake, this one isn't going to give you any nightmares.


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