(2005)

Critic Reviews

25

Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Smartly directed by Jim Gillespie from a script by various hands, Venom is from Dimension Films and follows its stylish, energetic and darkly amusing horror movie tradition.
58
A competent concoction of familiar ingredients, smothered with gothic mood and served up with a generous helping of teenagers: skewered, slashed and stabbed.
40
Venom certainly can't be called a good movie, but within its genre it's perfectly palatable.
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
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
All hopes for suspense and plot twists are snuffed out about as quickly as the film's black characters.
25
If ridiculous, hackneyed, gratuitously violent slasher movies aren't your thing, don't go near Venom with a 10-foot snake pole.
20
Reprises all the tedium of slasher flicks.

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