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Sssssss (1973)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | July 1973 (USA)
A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes.

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(screenplay), (story) (as Dan Striepeke)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Carl Stoner
... David Blake
... Kristina Stoner (as Heather Menzies)
... Dr. Ken Daniels
... Kogen
... Sheriff Dale Hardison
... Kitty Stewart
... Steve Randall
Ted Grossman ... Deputy Morgan Bock
Charles Seel ... Old Man
Ray Ballard ... Waggish Tourist
Brendan Burns ... Jock #1
Rick Beckner ... Jock #2
Jim Drum ... Hawker #1 (as James Drum)
Ed McCready ... Hawker #2
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Storyline

David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly brewed up a serum that can transform any man into a King Cobra snake-and he plans to use it on David. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Also Known As:

Hissssss  »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The library was a real herpetological library See more »

Goofs

Dr. Stone mentions housing a snake in the "storm cellar" at one point. As the film is set in Southern California rather than the Midwest or the American South it is highly unlikely that Stoner's house would have a storm cellar. California is not prone to violent storms. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carl Stoner: [Speaking to Harry the snake] You're asking me questions, Harry, and I hear you. A scientist cannot afford the indulgence of guilt. And after all, if God doesn't want me to continue, means of my disposal are always at his command.
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Crazy Credits

A pre-title card opens the film declaring all the reptiles used in the film were real and states "We wish to thank the cast and crew for their courageous efforts while being exposed to extremely hazardous conditions." See more »

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Featured in Svengoolie: Sssssss (2012) See more »

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Ssssssso the acting may have been mediocre, but the snakes were the real S-s-s-s-stars!
22 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this when I was 8 or 9. I already had a fascination for, and a fear of snakes. But this movie (Along with "Stanley") increased both the fear and the fascination, for me! I think cobras are the coolest of any snakes, deadly as they are!

I agree somewhat with the other comments, that some of the acting ranged from mediocre to downright lame! But whether you love or hate snakes, wouldn't you agree that the snakes in this movie are/were more exciting to watch than the human actors? They were, for me! As cheesy as the acting was, otherwise, I still recommend this movie. Especially if you like to watch venomous snakes and specifically, King Cobras!

I can't believe I sold my VHS copy of this movie at a pawn shop! I miss this movie!


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