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Release Date:
September 2003 (USA) See more »
The needle invades your vain. The seductress invades your heart. What waits in the shadows will invade your sanity.
Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sometimes You Just Have to Know When to Stop See more (4 total) »


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D.J. Vivona ... Dave

Eli DeGeer ... Beth
Amanda Booth ... Zenna

Jason Allen Wolfe ... Trent
Rachel Lewis ... Karla

William Clifton ... Adam
Emily Haack ... Holly

Directed by
Robin Garrels 
Eric Stanze 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robin Garrels 
Eric Stanze 

Produced by
Chris Belt .... producer
Ron Bonk .... executive producer
Eli DeGeer .... associate producer
Eric Stanze .... executive producer
Jeremy Wallace .... producer
Cinematography by
Jason Christ 
Eric Stanze 
Film Editing by
Eric Stanze 
Production Management
Lisa Anne Harness .... production manager
Editorial Department
Jessie Seitz .... post-production assistant
Other crew
Brian Belt .... production assistant
Cheryl Belt .... caterer
Ed Belt .... location manager
Shellie Belt .... key production assistant
Paul Conway .... assistant location manager
Eric Spudic .... production assistant
Jim Staggs .... generator maintenance
Michael Wallace .... assistant location manager

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Also Known As:
"Tales of Bloody Serpents" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:70 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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4 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Sometimes You Just Have to Know When to Stop, 5 September 2007
Author: Larry Peel (Larry_L_Peel) from United States

The baseline story behind China White Serpentine that of 2 addicts trapped by their own addictions and a sadistic dealer/porn queen is a brilliant plot and superbly played out. That is where the film should have stopped. I understand that Eric Stanze (Savage Harvest 2, Ice From the Sun, Scrapbook), is known for his horror genre work, but this time he could have pulled off a stellar erotic drama and had a far better film.

The true horror in the base plot lies not in the secondary horror concept, but in the more dramatic and true-life horror of junkies bent on maintaining their fix of sex and drugs. Amanda Booth's performance in the dual roles worked well, but Robin Garrels skill as an actor was by far the most impressive and believable of the cast.

All in all the film works for what it is, a B-movie. I believe that had Stanze and Garrels limited themselves to a more adult drama, the film may have garnered them mainstream attention, certainly a Festival invitation.

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