(2005)

Critic Reviews

25

Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
30
The Hollywood Reporter
This misbegotten horror film deserved to go direct to video. Or cable. Or oblivion.
25
Entertainment Weekly
A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models.
25
If ridiculous, hackneyed, gratuitously violent slasher movies aren't your thing, don't go near Venom with a 10-foot snake pole.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
This insipid take on the teens-in-peril formula, with a snake-bit ghoul chasing kids around the bayou, is truly a fangless task.
25
New York Daily News
A witless, derivative slasher flick.
25
Chicago Tribune
Sadly, the concept of dialogue is totally lost on the makers of Venom, a laughably bad example of teen-scream movies.
25
Miami Herald
Could there be a more inappropriate time to release a cheesy horror movie about evildoing in Louisiana.
25
New York Post
All hopes for suspense and plot twists are snuffed out about as quickly as the film's black characters.
25
Shot as "Backwater" and test-screened as "The Reaper," this film contains a couple of bracingly mean sequences, but it cleaves so closely to the slasher-movie formula that it can't muster up any suspense at all.
25
Premiere
A clichéd and flat out boring film that doesn't even approach the mediocrity of director Jim Gillespie's 1997 pic in the same genre, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
0
You'll feel so much better just sending your $9.50 to the Red Cross then catching "I Know What You Did Last Summer" one more time on television.

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