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Not a film that folks with Ophidiophobia should watch!
Ophidiophobia is the extreme fear of snakes...and someone with this affliction would likely freak out at seeing these reptiles. So it's really important that you do NOT watch it if you have this fear, as the film is chock full of the beasties!!
While the film sure sounds like one of the typical Devil worshiping films of the 70s (and there were a lot), it's more a film about snakes...snakes being controlled by a Cobra-like Devil snake! Yes, you heard it...a Devil snake! This nasty makes other snakes into super-aggressive jerks intent on killing folks. What follows is a whole lotta pseudo-religious nonsense about these snakes all coming because the Devil has it out for a rather dim priest (Fritz Weaver)...and has for many generations.
So is it any good? Well, it's not quite as mind-blowingly bad like a few of the Devil movies of the era...in fact, there really isn't a lot that's devilish about most of the film...it's mostly just snakes popping out and folks reacting in terror. Some of this is a bit dumb--such as the sheriff going into a business with a snake that is loose and he's only armed with a .38 (you gotta be one incredible shot to do this...as well as being quite stupid) as well as the hero magically knowing his lady friend is being attacked by a snake and arriving with a snake stick...but HOW did he know this was happening???!!! Did he have ESP?! And where did that rapist come from and what did he have to do with ANYTHING?! In fact, a lot of the film doesn't make any sense now that I think about it....and my score of 3 might just be a bit charitable!
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