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:
Father Tom Farrow
Gretchen Corbett ...
Dr. Maggie Sheridan
Jon Korkes ...
Dr. Paul Hendricks
The Monsignore
Evelyn Downs
Bob Hannah ...
Matt Perry
Elizabeth Perry
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 ...
Jamie Lawrence ...
Carnie Kid
Mark Richards ...
Dr. Owens


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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Christina Applegate's film debut. See more »


There are several more instances where a faint reflection (double image) of the snake can be seen through out the film when it rears up, showing that it is behind a sheet of glass. See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Jaws Meets the Omen!
6 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is never really sure if it wants to be one of those, "Nature is going to totally kill you" movies or a "Satan is behind everything" movie. So it tries to be both and we aren't really sure who our protagonist is, the drunken Priest or the Dashing Herpatologist.

So there's a town where an evil demonic snake takes control of all the other snakes and start randomly biting people. But the Snake is really Satan, trying to get the last of the priests from the line that drove him out of Ireland. Or something. If you were confused, so were the directors and writers.

The Jaws element is that they are keen to open a dog racing track even though people in the town are being randomly bitten by snakes.

The movie is kind of a meandering mess, ending in a cave where the drunken priest confronts Satan-snake... and frankly, it's kind of a letdown. I take back what I've said about all the over the top CGI sequences in movies, at least they have something going on.

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