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Curse II: The Bite (1989)

R | | Horror | 4 April 1992 (Japan)
After being bitten by a radioactive snake, a young man begins to spawn snake-like creatures with a vicious, murdeous nature.

Director:

Frederico Prosperi (as Fred Goodwin)

Writers:

Susan Zelouf (original screenplay), Frederico Prosperi (original screenplay) (as Federico Prosperi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Schoelen ... Lisa Snipes
J. Eddie Peck ... Clark Newman
Jamie Farr ... Harry Morton
Savina Gersak Savina Gersak ... Iris
Marianne Muellerleile ... Trucker Big Flo
Al Fann ... Gas Station Attendant
Sydney Lassick ... George
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Farmer Dave
Sandra Sexton ... Doctor Marder
Bruce Marchiano ... Deputy Barney
Shiri Appleby ... Grace Newman
Bo Svenson ... The Sheriff
José García José García ... Trucker Death Wish (as Jose Garcia)
Tiny Wells Tiny Wells ... Trucker Beef
Sommer Betsworth Sommer Betsworth ... Girl at Motel
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After a young man is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with. Also, his body becomes filled with snakes. Now, he must prevent himself from hurting others. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the Body Has A Mind of Its Own. See more »

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Release Date:

4 April 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse 2: The Bite See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Clark exits the hospital - after the doctor has cut off the gauze on his hand - he has a professionally bandaged hand again. No one put that on for him. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the last entry of the cast list, the name of the actor and character are switched. Edward Gobel is listed as the name of the character and "tanker trucker" is listed as the actor's name. See more »

Alternate Versions

The "R" rated version which initially aired on cable cuts some of the gruesome special effects. See more »

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References Damn Yankees (1958) See more »

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Snakes on the road, in the car, in your flesh and genes … Snakes everywhere!
19 June 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The Curse part two?? The only thing this modest 80's horror production is cursed with is the burden of getting linked to another and entirely unrelated B-movie that just happens to be produced by the same greedy Italian (Ovidio G. Assonitis). "The Curse", a.k.a. "The Farm", is a poorly made and incredibly cheesy movie about a meteorite crash-landing on a farmland and subsequently mutating the crops and the inhabitants. It's a personal guilty pleasure of mine, but the majority of horror fans – clearly with a better taste in movies than me – dislike it and therefore are likely to avoid "The Bite" based of their prejudices. Not that this movie is an absolute must-see or anything, but it's simply unfair to promote something as a sequel when it tried to be original. No meteorites or infected crops in sight here, as "The Bite" revolves on genetically altered snakes and the disastrous effects their bite cause. Trying to reach Albuquerque via a short cut, hunky Clark and his cute girlfriend Lisa pass through an abandoned military zone in the middle of the desert. Not entirely abandoned, however, since the place is full of virulent and – more importantly – genetically altered snakes. One of the little buggers slithers into the jeep and sees its opportunity to bite Clark in the arm. From that moment on, "The Bite" becomes an absurd and laughable 80's cheesefest. Clark's arm gradually mutates into a ravenous snake-monster and the rest of his mind and body goes through some vast transformations as well. The film is somewhat oddly structured and contains a couple of twists with an extremely high "WTF"-level. For example, the script puts a lot of effort into a sub plot about an amateur medic (with a gigantic nose) chasing the young couple because he gave Clark a wrong antidote and fears a lawsuit. The guy even leads a communication network with deranged truckers! Then there's also a really peculiar twist involving a family of exaggeratedly religious freaks near the end. Weird… and quite boring often, too! Oh well, don't worry too much about the oddness, because the obvious elements to enjoy here are "Screaming" Mad George's engrossing special effects and the enchanting appearance of 80's beauty Jill Schoelen. Screaming Georgie's snakes are awesome and, even though the monstrous effects are not always convincing, this certainly isn't a film I would recommend to people with a phobia for slithering animals! Loads of icky stuff crawling out of people's mouths' and all, you know! The climax is completely unhinged. It looks and feels as if the producers had some extra money left and offered Screaming Mad George the opportunity to experiment and go really berserk with his special type of repulsive art.


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