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Spasms (1983)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  May 1984 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Tom Brasilian
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Jason Kincaid
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Suzanne Cavadon
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Warren Crowley
Miguel Fernandes ...
Mendes / Tasaki (as Miguel Fernández)
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Duncan Tyrone
Laurie Brown ...
Allison
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Capt. Novack
William Needles ...
Denis Simpson ...
Abo Shaman
Patrick Brymer ...
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George Bloomfield ...
Rev. Thomas Thanner
Al Maini ...
Abo Interpreter
Denise Fergusson ...
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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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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* *1/2 out of 4.

Underrated thriller about a serpent that is shipped off to a college for a rich trophey hunter (Oliver Reed), but the serpent escapes and begins murdering people. Reed also has a psychic link to the serpent and witnesses the murders through the eyes of the serpent. Scary, exciting thriller with a good cast and some good shock effects. Rated R; Graphic Violence, Nudity, and Profanity.


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