Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, ... See full summary »
Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, where residents are being bitten. Victims can transmit the virus to healthy persons. The military puts the town under quarantine. Local physicians try to control the epidemic, while the military is primarily concerned with keeping the virus a secret. Written by
Major Manchek in "Venomous" must be related to the general of the same name from "The Andromeda Strain" (1972), another virus thriller. Both movies also refer to "Directive 712", described in "Andromeda Strain" as the use of a nuclear detonation to prevent the spread of a virus. See more »
The woman who uses pepper spray on the guard goes down the hill in a different car. The headlights give it away. See more »
proof that the best films now-a-days go str8 to video
Easily the best movie of 2001; I've seen my share of snake movies from garbage classics like Anaconda to utter crap like Silent Predators but this blows all of them out of the water. The storyline is very intriguing about a lethal disease spread by rattlesnakes. Treat Williams is great as always, and Fred Olen Ray's direction shows that he could be another John carpenter if people wouldn't write him off for his cheesy (yet wonderful) ideas.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?