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Jaws of Satan (1981)

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

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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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Christina Applegate's film debut. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Father Tom Farrow: D'you know why a pig is like a saint?
Mrs. Carson: No, Father.
Father Tom Farrow: Because he gets more praise after he's dead that when he's alive.
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Not a film that folks with Ophidiophobia should watch!
14 February 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

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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