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June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Slimy nightmares that mean death to the living. See more »
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A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kwok-Leung Gan ... 'Keto' Chen Chih-Hung (as Kurt Lang)
Lin Lin Li ... Hsiu Chuan (as Maggie Lee)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chun Chen ... Hu Bao-Chun
Hao Chen
Shao-Liang Chen
Shao Lun Chiang
Chi Chou ... Kuan Fu-Cheng
Li Jen Ho
Hsiung Kao
Ti Hua Ko ... Chin Yin
Chih-hao Kuo
Min-Lang Li ... Li Tung
Feng Lin ... Fang Cheng-Chung
Yen Ling
Terry Liu ... Fang Fang
Ching Ho Wang
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Directed by
Chih-Hung Kuei 
 
Writing credits
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Kuang Ni 

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
 
Cinematography by
Chi Yu 
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-lung Chiang 
 
Art Direction by
Mao-lung Lin 
 
Costume Design by
Chi-Yu Liu 
 
Makeup Department
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tien Wu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chi Cheng .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... supervising sound editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Killer Snakes" - Hong Kong (English title) (original subtitled version), International (English title) (dubbed version)
"Killer Snakes... The Hiss of Death" - USA (promotional title)
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99 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Brutal Exploitation with a Grim Atmosphere, 22 August 2010
Author: TheExpatriate700 from United States

The Killer Snakes is definitely a step above your typical mid-1970s animal horror film, combining the threat of venomous snakes with a grim tale of alienation in an urban environment. All the sexual frustration and sleaze that was implied in films like Willard and Stanley comes to the fore here.

The film focuses on a young man suffering from psycho-sexual scars stemming from witnessing his mother engaging in sadomasochistic activity as a child. He is constantly tormented by street thugs and prostitutes. Unfortunately, the man also has the ability to communicate psychically with snakes, which he ultimately uses to punish those who have offended him, particularly women.

Many viewers will find this film difficult to watch. It features extremely graphic, sexual violence against women, as well as actual scenes of snakes being mutilated. Nevertheless, if you like extreme horror, this is definitely a film for you.

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