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Jaws of Satan (1981)

A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

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... Father Tom Farrow
... Dr. Maggie Sheridan
... Dr. Paul Hendricks
... The Monsignore
... Evelyn Downs
... Matt Perry
... Elizabeth Perry
... Kim Perry
John McCurry ... Sheriff George Tatum
Jack Gordon ... Mayor Grady Thorpe (as Jack Gordan)
Allene Simmons ... Nurse Peggy (as Alene Simmons)
Mary Lyons McEvoy ... Mrs. Carson
Bill Gribble ... Trainman
Jamie Lawrence ... Carnie Kid
Mark Richards ... Dr. Owens
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A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

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Christina Applegate's film debut. See more »

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When Maggie Sheridan is calling Father Tom from a phone booth, there is no audio for her voice. See more »

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Father Tom Farrow: D'you know why a pig is like a saint?
Mrs. Carson: No, Father.
Father Tom Farrow: Because he gets more praise after he's dead that when he's alive.
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this shows how not to make a horror
25 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This flick here still unavailable on DVD as I am writing this was made in the heydays of horror. But what this film does is showing us how not to make a horror.

It's hard to believe with a cast like this that this is really a turkey. A snake is supposed to be Satan and terrorises a town. Looks promising but it's so low on everything and really has cheesy effects that I would classify it under a big failure. Bob Claver, the director in fact never made another movie, he was more into series. But the direction I could dig but the storyline and effects were laughable.

In the beginning when the snake attacks on a train you could easily spot the glass partition between the snake and the victim, and it gets funnier when you see the snake hitting the glass. Further on you only see the bitemarks of the snake on swollen faces.

The acting was okay, face it, big names from the genre were in it, Fritz Weaver and Gretchen Corbett of many famous horror flicks. But why most people are hunting the US VHS down is for the performance of the 10 year old Christina Applegate, here in her first role ever. And you will recognize her immediately due her eyes.

Jaws Of Satan is only worth watching for Christina fans or for the lovers of bad horror flicks. maybe some will want to see Gretchen walking around in her nudies but it's clean edited with nothing to see. It doesn't deliver scariness or blood, it's a lot of blah blah and you really must see the cheesy ending.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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