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Roy Ward Baker
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Peter Graham Scott
Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of theology) suggests they leave. They decide to stay only to find that a mysterious evil plagues the community.Written by
H P Holley
The bartender draws an ale for Harry Spaulding and sets it before him on the bar. The ale is completely flat, with no foam, which it should have if just drawn or poured. See more »
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. It is believed all cuts were waived in 1994 when the film was granted a '15' certificate for home video. However Hammer have put out a call trying to locate lost or censored footage from the following scene: An extended knife in neck/snake bite scene (this is thought to exist, but no known evidence). This rather suggests that this is the footage censored from the 1966 cinema release and that it is still missing from home video releases. The BBFC cut was described in The DarkSide magazine as: A gloating close-up during the lancing of a snake bite. See more »
When his brother Charles Spalding (David Baron) mysteriously dies, Harry Spalding (Ray Barrett) and his wife Valerie (Jennifer Daniel) decide to move to the inherited cottage in a small village in the country. They are coldly received by the locals, with the exception of the bartender and owner of a pub Tom Bailey (Michael Ripper), who welcome them. His weird neighbor Dr. Franklyn (Noel Willman), who lives with his beautiful daughter Anna (Jacqueline Pearce), tries to persuade them to sell the house and leave the place, but the couple decides to stay. Harry and Valerie find that the locals are being killed by some snake and they feel threatened. When Anna asks for help and they trespass Dr. Franklyn's house, they find the horrible truth hidden in the place.
I have grownup watching Hammer horror movies in the movie theaters, mainly when I was a teenager. Therefore, Hammer movies have been and are very pleasant for me. "The Reptile" is only reasonable: the atmosphere is great, the snake-woman Jacqueline Pearce is really a very beautiful woman and the suspenseful story, although having many flaws and a weak conclusion, is attractive. The shape of snake woman recalls 1954 Universal's "Creature from the Black Lagoon". My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "A Serpente" ("The Serpent")
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