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Jaws of Satan (1981)

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A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Tom Farrow
Gretchen Corbett ...
Dr. Maggie Sheridan
Jon Korkes ...
Dr. Paul Hendricks
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The Monsignore
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Evelyn Downs
Bob Hannah ...
Matt Perry
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Elizabeth Perry
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Kim Perry
John McCurry ...
Sheriff George Tatum
Jack Gordon ...
Mayor Grady Thorpe (as Jack Gordan)
Allene Simmons ...
Nurse Peggy (as Alene Simmons)
Mary Lyons McEvoy ...
Mrs. Carson
Bill Gribble ...
Trainman
Jamie Lawrence ...
Carnie Kid
Mark Richards ...
Dr. Owens
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A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

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24 July 1981 (West Germany)  »

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El rey de las cobras  »

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When the devil cobra attacks and kills the man on the train, the glass that separates the snake from the man is visible. You can even see the mans reflection in it. And when the snake "bites" the man, you hear the snake thump the glass with its head. See more »

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4 August 2010 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Imitating the success of a certain horror classic is quite easy. Everybody did it back in the early 80's. All you had to do was steal the basic concept of a great film and/or box office hit, add more nastiness and preferably some sleazy sequences as well, and you had yourself an insignificant but enjoyable horror movie. Ain't nothing to it. One thing that does require a lot of courage (and tasteless insanity, for that matter), however, is to simultaneously rip off TWO legendary horror classics even though their plots have absolutely nothing in common! The title of this shameless piece of 80's cheese reveals it all: we are dealing here with a cash-in of both "Jaws" AND "The Exorcist". How can you possibly blend the concept of animals on the rampage with satanic possession, I hear you ask? Well, you can't… Surely the first draft of the screenplay made this clear as well, but they went along and made the movie anyways. In a godforsaken rural town in Alabama, Satan suddenly and for no apparent reasons possesses a rattlesnake. Or maybe He simply just appears in the form of a virulent snake? Actually, that would explain why it suddenly turns into a King Cobra. I don't know, either that part of the script didn't get explained properly or I wasn't paying enough close attention. Numerous dead bodies, mutilated with giant gaping holes in their faces, have to pop before the local priest decides to come into action. He's a direct descendant of a family of Druids, so if anyone can exorcise this slithery venomous demons, it's him. In good old Jaws tradition the town's prominent council members also refuse to admit there's a problem, since they just opened a fancy dog-racing track and hope to lure many tourists with this attraction. "Jaws of Satan" is a delightfully inept and imbecilic low-budget horror flick, typical for the early 80's, with clumsy effects and laughable "stunts". This is the type of movie that wants us to believe one of the characters comes into face to face contact with a deadly snake, even though you can clearly spot the dirty Plexiglas that separates them. Another character, the female lead heroine, spends an incredibly long time on the bed with a snake whilst nothing happens. She calls her boyfriend for help, and even though he's in his motel room a couple of streets away and still needs to get dressed first, the snake patiently awaits his arrival before launching attack. There are a bunch of underdeveloped sub plots that lead nowhere, like a rapist biker chasing the heroine or a spiritual medium lady that can't even predict her own death. On a slightly more positive note, the snake-bitten faces of the victims are quite cool (although it's the exact same make-up repeated 6 times) and the rural Alabama filming locations are very enchanting. And yes, that cherubic little blond girl is indeed the future Kelly Bundy in her very first appearance.


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