Venom (2005)

R  |   |  Horror  |  16 September 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview:
Davetta Sherwood ...
Terry Parker (as Marcus Brown)
Deborah Duke ...


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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He Never Hurt A Soul Until The Day He Died.



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

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Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Backwater  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house at the end where cece is staying is the same house that is used in the movie Evil Remains. See more »


When Sean is pulled through the window with the chain by Ray Sawyer, the whole window behind him shatters. However, a few moments later inside the house - the window has somehow repaired itself. See more »


Patty: You're taking a dead man's air. You know that, right?
Tammy: Air is free!
Patty: I'm gonna pee!
Tammy: You're using a dead man's toilet, you know that right?
Patty: Aw, I promise to flush!
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At the end of the credits we hear the sound of Ray's keys jangling See more »


When I'm Gone (Sadie)
Written and Performed by No Address
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Give A Slasher Film A Chance.
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why did I give this movie a rating of 8? Because I am a huge horror movie buff who loves slasher movies. This movie is a throwback to the 80's that produced several of these type of films. This film does deserve respect, in the fact it is better than the Friday the 13th film that came after the 3rd one and Halloween films that came after the second one. Its not great but it is pretty good, with good fx, OK acting and some memorable death scenes. This is a slasher movie with a good body count. The killer is well I think better than Jason, at least we like the guy before he becomes a killer and even then you feel sorry for him and like him more. This movie deserved more publicity and abetter chance. Yes it could have used some touch ups on the script but its a fun slasher movie. It deserved better. Way better than the very unscary film called CRY_WOLF. That was well boring and awful. this is a movie for true horror fans especially ones who miss the Rat3ed R days of slasher / horror films. Just remember not fantastic or inspiring than Halloween, Scream or Friday the 13th but its good at hanging with the best of them and to put it nicely if this came out in the early eighties instead of rooting for Jason in the Friday films we'd probably be rooting for this guy in slasher films.

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