American G.I.s who trespass on a Hindu ceremony are hunted down by a beautiful woman who has the power to transform herself into a cobra.

Director:

Francis D. Lyon

Writers:

Jerry Davis (story), Jerry Davis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faith Domergue ... Lisa Moya
Richard Long ... Paul Able
Marshall Thompson ... Tom Markel
Kathleen Hughes ... Julia Thompson
William Reynolds ... Pete Norton
Jack Kelly ... Carl Turner
Myrna Hansen Myrna Hansen ... Marian Sheehan
David Janssen ... Rico Nardi
Leonard Strong ... Daru
James Dobson James Dobson ... Cpl. Nick Hommel
Walter Coy ... Police Inspector
Carl Carlsson Carl Carlsson ... Cult Dancer (as The Carlssons)
Ruth Carlsson Ruth Carlsson ... Cult Dancer (as The Carlssons)
Olan Soule ... Major Martin Fielding
Helen Wallace ... Mrs. Weber
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Storyline

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.'s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that "the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself". Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death. Written by Scott Blacksher

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The fangs of the Snake Goddess will PIERCE YOUR FLESH! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Mari Blanchard started the film, but was replaced after a few days' shooting by Faith Domergue. See more »

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Tom Markel: Hi baby, want an egg?
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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Land Unknown (2014) See more »

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Great, But For the Wrong Reasons
22 May 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

American G.I.'s who trespass in on a forbidden Hindu ceremony are relentlessly hunted down by a beautiful woman who has the power to metamorphose into a snake.

While the film gets a bit slow in the middle, the end is exciting and so is the beginning. What made this film great, for me, was the talented snake dancer from the cult. Her face is obscured, but her body is capable of amazing bends and twists.

One of the only really big drawbacks to the film is that the audience knows what is going on from the very beginning. We see the men try to solve a mystery we already know. The urge to yell "you are so stupid" is hard to suppress. And they really are not that stupid -- they simply have not reached the illogical conclusion we already know to be true.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1955 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cult of the Serpent See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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