King Cobra (1999)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi  |  29 April 1999 (Singapore)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.8/10 from 1,735 users  
Reviews: 49 user | 24 critic

A mutated snake escapes from a laboratory and terrorizes the residents of a small California brewery town.

Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Komodo (1999)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Science-fiction story in which a modern-day young boy comes face to face with Komodo dragons while suffering the loss of both his parents.

Director: Michael Lantieri
Stars: Jill Hennessy, Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers
Python (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

After a military plane crash near a small American town, a giant man-eating snake set off on a killing spree. The locals must find a way to eliminate the snake with the help of a scientist who knows about the snake and terminates it.

Director: Richard Clabaugh
Stars: Frayne Rosanoff, Robert Englund, Casper Van Dien
Python 2 (Video 2002)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Hired for his transportation services, a former mercenary and his wife accompanying a secret convoy to a Soviet military base find it overrun by a gigantic snake and must battle the creature to get out alive.

Director: Lee McConnell
Stars: William Zabka, Dana Ashbrook, Alex Jolig
Boa vs. Python (Video 2004)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

After an overly ambitious businessman transports an 80-foot python to the United States, the beast escapes and starts to leave behind a trail of human victims. An FBI agent and a snake ... See full summary »

Director: David Flores
Stars: David Hewlett, Jaime Bergman, Kirk B.R. Woller
Mega Snake (TV Movie 2007)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In 1986, in Tennessee, the father of the boys Lester and Duff Daniels is murdered by a snake in a weird ceremony. Twenty years later, Duff collects snakes while Les fears them. One day, ... See full summary »

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Michael Shanks, Siri Baruc, Michal Yannai
Dinocroc (2004)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

After an African dinosaur ancestor of the crocodile is found, Dr. Campbell uses its DNA to create prototypes at Paula Kennedy's Genetic Research Co. (Gereco) lab. However one must be put ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin O'Neill
Stars: Costas Mandylor, Charles Napier, Bruce Weitz
Komodo vs. Cobra (TV Movie 2005)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

It's terror times two when scientists accidentally create man-eating monsters that jeopardize the entire planet!

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Michael Paré, Michelle Borth, Ryan McTavish
Blood Surf (Video 2000)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A pair of entrepreneurs with more bravery than brains hit upon the idea of blood surfing: spreading chum in the water in order to attract sharks, then hopping on a surfboard and riding ... See full summary »

Director: James D.R. Hickox
Stars: Dax Miller, Kate Fischer, Duncan Regehr
Alligator (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo
Crocodile (Video 2000)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A group of friends including Brady Turner, Claire and Duncan McKay go out on a boat trip on a lake in Southern California, but their joyful weekend turns into horror, when a giant killer ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Mark McLachlan, Caitlin Martin, Chris Solari
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

International terrorists get a surprise when their cargo turns out to contain living dinosaurs. The army commando team now have to think fast, if they want to prevent the extinction of the human species, instead of the reptiles.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey
Stars: Scott Valentine, Janet Gunn, Rick Dean
King Cobra (2016)
Crime | Drama
Director: Justin Kelly
Stars: James Franco, Molly Ringwald, Christian Slater


Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Hashimoto
Scott Hillenbrand ...
Dr. Brad Kagen (as Scott Brandon)
Casey Fallo ...
Jo Biddle (as Kasey Fallo)
Mayor Ed Biddle
Dr. Irwin Burns
Dr. Joseph McConnell
Eric Lawson ...
Sheriff Ben Lowry
Arell Blanton ...
Michael Leopard ...
Bernie Alvarez
Jurgen Werner
Cedric Duplechain ...
Deputy Bud Fuller
Paul Morgan Fredrix ...
Dr. Pat Kagen
Gary Bristow ...


When a team of scientists led by Dr. Irwin Burns test an experimental drug that increases aggression in animals and humans, their biochemical lab explodes and a mutated nightmare escapes. Half African King Cobra and half Eastern Diamondback, Seth is pure evil. He's 30 feet long with a giant appetite for terror. Written by Mike

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Don't mess with mother nature! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for monster violence and terror, and for some sensuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

29 April 1999 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Seth  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The snake in this movie has a spectacle shape on the back of its hood which is the trademark for the Indian cobra (naja naja) not the king cobra (ophiophagus hannah) (although it could be argued that the Indian cobra is acting, and playing the part of a king cobra for the movie). See more »


Referenced in Game Box 1.0 (2004) See more »


To Feel You
Written by Ron Wasserman and Kathy Fisher
Performed by Fisher
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

King Cobblers!
3 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I know, it's crap! But even so, I derived a HUGE amount of enjoyment from this stupid, stupid movie.

It starts off almost like its aiming to be a serious horror flick. But as the movie progresses, it just gets sillier and sillier and sillier. What's more, the cast all seem to realise it's getting increasingly ludicrous and camp it up ever more enthusiastically.

That's not to excuse the terrible acting, especially before the "camp" factor sets in. There's one scene with the doctor (Hildebrand) and the cop lady (Fallo) where she gives him a gift, they kiss and cuddle a bit, then he throws her off and launches into THE WORST monologue about how he can't get involved because he has his future to think about, and how he can never amount to anything in the small town and must go to the big city etc. etc. Truly vomit inducing stuff and all delivered so woodenly that I was rolling about with laughter.

It was after this scene (quite early on) that I realised what a treat this film was going to be (in terms of bad movie-ness). It has some stumbles, but its really a riot if you treat it as a big joke, as the cast seem to later on.

Pat Morita also gets one of the most protracted death scenes I've ever witnessed on film. Regardless of his immunity to poison, just how many six-inch fang bites can one man survive before he dies of blood loss, if nothing else? You'll find out in this film!

Things to watch out for:

1. The aforementioned awful monologue.

2. A cameo by Erik Estrada (of CHiPs fame) as a gay guy.

3. The sheriff, who spits tobacco into a cup constantly and has some of the best one-liners in the movie.

4. The snake, which is just ridiculously funny whenever you see it.

5. The "local hunters", who are just fun to watch whenever they are on screen.

6. Pat Morita, who looks constantly embarrassed to be in this film.

All in all, a silly movie for lovers of bad movies! It has all the horror cliches you'd expect, along with clumsy exposition, bad acting and poor effects. But it is fun, if you treat it as pure crap. Try and see it as a serious film, and you are doomed to disappointment.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not too bad, but not great. boblangsux
Top 3 scenes of King Cobra jrs5fr
what about the sequel Undertaker13
Cobras.... Ankh-Morpork
Did anyone notice the snake in ''The cabin in the woods'' nenad-jones
Discuss King Cobra (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: