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Spasms (1983)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  May 1984 (USA)
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Warren Crowley
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Duncan Tyrone
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Allison
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Rev. Thomas Thanner
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A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of the beast when it escapes from captivity and starts to kill innocent people. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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the guardian of the gates of hell... the ultimate terror as it rips into your flesh See more »

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May 1984 (USA)  »

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Death Bite  »

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CAD 4,900,000 (estimated)
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The production ran out of money before shooting was finished and the final scene was heavily padded with flashback sequences in an effort to lengthen the film to a respectable runtime See more »

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Satanic snake from hell.
27 July 2012 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A gigantic serpent from hell is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for some sort of scientific experimentation.An American scientist played by Peter Fonda tries to help wealthy Jason Kincaid(Oliver Reed),who has some kind of telepathic link with ghastly serpent.Snake called N'Gana Sunbu escapes from scientific laboratory and promptly begins killing people.It's up to Fonda and Reed to stop satanic snake from hell...I must say that William Fruet did some great exploitation thrillers like "Death Weekend","Funeral Home" or "Trapped".On the other hand,"Spasms" is his stab at animal attack sub-genre.The special effects are cheesy and the snake looks ridiculous.Still there is enough campy fun and bloody violence to satisfy any self-respecting fan of 80's horror cheese.7 serpents out of 10.Vastly enjoyable piece of trash.


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