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June 1975 (USA) See more »
Slimy nightmares that mean death to the living. See more »
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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  (in credits order)

Kwok-Leung Gan ... 'Keto' Chen Chih-Hung (as Kurt Lang)
Lin Lin Li ... Hsiu Chuan (as Maggie Lee)
Chun Chen ... Hu Pao-Chun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hao Chen
Shao-Liang Chen
Shao Lun Chiang
Szu-Ying Chien
Chi Chou ... Kuan Fu-Cheng
Chin Chu
Li Jen Ho ... Hsiu Chuan's father
Kung-Wu Huang
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
Yung Liang Tu
Ai-Ti Wan
Ching Ho Wang ... Old Wu

Directed by
Chih-Hung Kuei 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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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
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Really twisted, sick... and slow, 5 November 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

This was a rip-off of the American horror movie STANLEY... which in turn was a rip-off of WILLARD! I've seen my share of twisted Hong Kong movies, though I was really surprised to see that this level of sleaze was going on before the '80s! (Guess I need to bone up on Hong Kong cinema) Bondage, bondage, and more bondage! And the movie really wallows in the scummier side of Hong Kong, refusing to show us nothing but slum districts, dirt, filth, criminals, prostitutes, and other people of a disreputable nature. I wonder if Queen Elizabeth would have still knighted Sir Run Run Shaw had she seen this movie his company produced!

Putting that question aside... While it may sound like sleazy fun, it's not. The production values aren't bad, but it's *very* slow going, and the various exploitation moments (violent or erotic) don't come across as much fun, either from dull direction or made not to be fun (like *real* snakes being chopped up right in front of our eyes.) The movie doesn't seem to be heading in any real direction, which might explain why the final 5 minutes has some unexplained (or unbelievably explained) plot turns that help to quickly wrap things up.

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