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Commander William Bulloch
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Dr. Marion Stowe
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Howard Anderson
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Storyline

International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home. A tense evening is had by all as the snake creeps around the house picking off the various characters one by one. Written by R Lindsay

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The mystery of "The Birds", The danger of "Psycho", The evil of "The Omen", The terror of "Jaws", Now, the ultimate in suspense. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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29 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Original director Tobe Hooper quit because of "creative differences". The original cinematographer also quit for the same reason after ten days of shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Dr stowe is told to get up by Kinski, she anticipates the terrorist's action by grabbing the scarf before Kinsi wraps her hand in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Producers wish to extend their thanks to David Ball, overseer of reptiles at London Zoo, without whose skill and courage in the handling of the deadly Black Mamba, this film could not have been made. See more »

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Music by Roger Webb
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It s a pity that Tobe Hooper stopped working on that film>
3 August 2008 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

It s a pity that Tobe Hooper stopped working on the film. The beginning is perfect. So rare to see two euro horror stars in the same movie as Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed. Good English characters,very true impulsive, nervous. It looks like Hammer in some places, but it is bit long. We enjoyed the ending where Klaus is attacked by venom and trying to strike back in agony. Klaus played really cool in this movies, and he actually does every time We see him in horrors. The screenplay has some real discoveries , but That should have been Tobe Hooper to work them out. He always makes even cheap films look stylish and suspensive. Good example of euro-horror attempts.

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