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Rattlers (1976)

A herpetologist investigating a series of fatal rattlesnake attacks discovers that the creatures have been infected by a mysterious nerve gas disposed of in the desert by the military.

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John McCauley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Dr. Tom Parkinson (as Sam Chew)
Elisabeth Chauvet Elisabeth Chauvet ... Ann Bradley
Dan Priest ... Colonel Stroud
Ronald Gold Ronald Gold ... Captain Delaney (as Ron Gold)
Al Dunlap Al Dunlap ... General Hinch
Dan Balentine Dan Balentine ... Pilot Hawkins
Gary Van Ormand Gary Van Ormand ... Woodley (as Gary Van Orman)
Darwin Joston ... Palmer (as Darwin Jostin)
Cary J. Pitts Cary J. Pitts ... Sergeant (as Cary Pitts)
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ... Guard
Tony Ballen ... Sheriff Gates
Richard Lockmiller Richard Lockmiller ... Deputy
Jo Jordan Jo Jordan ... Mother
Scott McCartor Scott McCartor ... Rick (as Scott McCarter)
Tipp McClure Tipp McClure ... Plumber
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Storyline

A large number of chemically altered rattlesnakes become fearsome killers in this TV chiller. The tale is set in the Mojave Desert and centers upon Sam Parkinson, a noted herpetologist, who has come to investigate a series of strange deaths that began with two dead children found near their parents' campsites. Written by Ørnås

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What a horrible way to die! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer-Schlangen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Riffed by Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Mary Jo Pehl, Frank Conniff, and J. Elvis Weinstein under the "Cinematic Titanic" name. See more »

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The soldier who looks in Ann's truck for the snake has his uniform rank on upside down. See more »

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A revenge-of-nature classic!
4 May 2010 | by bean-dSee all my reviews

Okay, I'm exaggerating when I call this a classic, but I like these '70s revenge-of-nature films. I remember seeing the trailers for films like "Rattlers" and "Grizzly" and "Empire of the Ants" on TV when I was a kid. But would my parents ever let me attend these gems? Heavens no! So now I'm making up for lost time as an adult, rediscovering these terrible films from my youth. In many ways these films are like a time machine to another era--an era with bad clothing, terrible dialogue, cool cars, and in-your-face feminism, buster! While you can't really destroy the plot of "Rattlers" (rattlesnakes attack people, duh!), I would urge you to watch the film for the "performance" of the main female lead. You haven't seen cardboard until you've seen her. Wow. Awesome.


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