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Calamity of Snakes (1983)
"Ren she da zhan" (original title)

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Lei Chang
Chung-Lien Chou
Tung-min Huang
Yuen Kao
Ying Lee
Pi-ling Lo
Wei Lu
Yi-lan Lu
Sha-Fei Ouyang
Jen-chi Shen
Ping Ou Wei
Hun Sui Wong
Yen Wu
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Most gruesome snake-horror film ever !!!
10 August 2004 | by (Zuerich - Switzerland) – See all my reviews

It's very difficult to get a good copy of this film - and if you can get hold of one, the tape is most often only in Cantonese language.

During the construction of luxury apartment buildings a huge nest of thousands of snakes is discovered. Francis Chang (the boss) refuses to delay the construction and orders to kill all the animals. He is repeated warned by his wife, who had some nightmares concerning him and the snakes. They do not manage to kill all snakes and so they take revenge on the construction workers and Francis Chang. Soon thousands of killer snakes under the lead of a giant Boa invades the building an kill all the new inhabitants. Even a snake master can't stop them.

The bad thing about this trash-film is, that they kill and burn the snakes for real ... (unfortunately NO Special-FX)! On the other side the scenes with thousands of real snakes are extremely impressive. you will never forget this images and will always be happy not to be a Chinese actor in this film. A film from the days when they did not spoil everything with cheap CGI-effects.

If you like more of this strange killer-animals-horror films from Hong Kong check also "Lewd Lizard", "Killer Snakes" (DVD), "Centipede Horror" (DVD)and "Sucubare"

Part of this film was used for a strange US-production called "Serpent Warriors" aka "Snake Inferno" (1985) "directed" by John Howard.


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