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Venom (2005)

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A pack of teenagers run for their lives through the swamps of Louisiana, as they are chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls who is relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

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Eric and his Yankee teenage mates travel South by motorbike to a swampy backwater town in Louisiana, where Sean's father Ray lived, the local tow truck driver, who abandoned the then baby-boy and his mother. Ray recently died, while trying to rescue a voodoo witch and at her urging her trunk, which got opened and released the poisonous serpents possessed by the souls of truly evil sinners she trapped in them. Ray was bitten and possessed as the car sunk, and shortly after it's dragged out rises as an 'undead' zombie, who murders without provocation and is immune to lethal weapons. He soon finds the teens' trace and proves his indiscriminately evil blood-thirst by charging his only offspring equally lethally. However they were warned by Eden's friend Cece, the witch's granddaughter, who explained the situation in her home and assures them when the zombie attacks it's safe thanks to a 'blessed' spell preventing evil from entering; alas the chain- and crowbar-waving undead finds a way ... Written by KGF Vissers

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voodoo | louisiana | undead | swamp | zombie | See more »

Taglines:

He Never Hurt A Soul Until The Day He Died.

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Thriller | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$519,489 (USA) (16 September 2005)

Gross:

$881,745 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Trivia

The movie is based on a story for a video game that BFG has in development. See more »

Goofs

When Sean gets out of the lake, he is wet and wearing a bathing suit. When he mounts his motorcycle less than 30 seconds later, he is fully clothed and completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: [Rachel has just discovered her car completely flipped over] What the Fuck!... MY FUCKING CAR!
Ricky: I guess that's what the bottom of a car looks like.
Rachel: I don't think that's funny.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits we hear the sound of Ray's keys jangling See more »

Soundtracks

Two Lane Blacktop
Written by Rob Zombie and Scott Humphrey
Performed by Rob Zombie
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not Quite Pure Poison but Close

I gotta admit it, I love horror films...especially 80s slasher films. Hell, I even love cheese like Sleepaway Camp and Night of the Demons. But, I didn't think much of this movie. The death scenes weren't very well done, the CGI was terrible, and the acting was ho-hum. Worst of all was the story which didn't make sense at all. I'd say save your money but chances are, if you want to see this movie...you're going to anyway. I didn't hate it...it's just not very good. Overall, it's just another bland, lifeless horror film that lacks life (it's no surprise that this one was on the shelf at Dimension for over a year after it was completed).


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