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She sha shou (1974)

X | | Horror | June 1975 (USA)
A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes. He can talk to them and they understand him, and eventually... See full summary »

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Chih-Hung Kuei

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kwok-Leung Gan ... 'Keto' Chen Chih-Hung (as Kurt Lang)
Lin Lin Li ... Hsiu Chuan (as Maggie Lee)
Chun Chen ... Hu Pao-Chun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hao Chen
Shao-Liang Chen Shao-Liang Chen
Shao-Lin Chiang
Szu-Ying Chien
Chi Chou ... Kuan Fu-Cheng
Chin Chu Chin Chu
Li Jen Ho ... Hsiu Chuan's father
Kung-Wu Huang
Hsiung Kao
Ti Hua Ko ... Chin Yin
Chih-Hao Kuo Chih-Hao Kuo
Min-Lang Li ... Li Tung
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A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes. He can talk to them and they understand him, and eventually he finds that he can get them to do his bidding. He decides to use his newfound friends to take his revenge on everyone who ever did him wrong. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Slimy nightmares that mean death to the living. See more »

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Horror

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X

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Snakes... The Hiss of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Best killer snake horror movie ever...
10 May 2008 | by IndyrodSee all my reviews

Now this is what I like, a very very well made Shaw Brothers movie, that pulls all the stops out in this sub-genre of snake horror/thriller movies. This is by far the best deadly snake movie I have ever seen. The plot, "A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes. He can talk to them and they understand him, and eventually he finds that he can get them to do his bidding. He decides to use his newfound friends to take his revenge on everyone who ever did him wrong." The young man is not a hero at all, in fact, he's probably worse than the people he takes revenge on. Very well made horror movie, with some great nudity to say the least, and plenty of sex and violence. When there is no snake attacks going on, which are great, there is usually a naked girl or two, so there is no way you can go wrong with this one. Yes, this is extreme Asian cinema, and I love it. The whole movie is sleazy as hell, but done with a huge amount of quality film-making. I highly recommend this movie to fans of Asian cinema especially, and to all horror fans. It's a dandy to say the least.


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