4.2/10
839
13 user 19 critic

Silent Predators (1999)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 13 June 1999
A small town deals with an invasion of rattlesnakes.

Director:

Noel Nosseck

Writers:

John Carpenter (teleplay), William S. Gilmore (teleplay) (as William Gilmore) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch for Free

on IMDb TV

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Blood River (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Wilford Brimley, John P. Ryan
Swamp Thing (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise
2010: Moby Dick (Video 2010)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.

Director: Trey Stokes
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Renée O'Connor, Matt Lagan
Better Late Than Never (TV Movie 1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Crenna
Stars: Harold Gould, Strother Martin, Tyne Daly
The Howling (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a bizarre and near deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan
Alien Convergence (Video 2017)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A team of disabled service personnel developing a revolutionary thought-controlled fighter plane is pressed into service to repel an alien invasion.

Director: Rob Pallatina
Stars: Caroline Ivari, Stephen Brown, Cedric Jonathan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

As Detective Sheila K. Fine (Carol Shaya) goes undercover at an all-girls college where a serial rapist has eluded capture. She discovers murder and other dark secrets on a political, spiritual, and sexual journey through Heaven and Hell.

Director: Tom Avitabile
Stars: Carol Shaya, Frank Pellegrino, Neal Jones
El Diablo (TV Movie 1990)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Anthony Edwards, Louis Gossett Jr., John Glover
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Hamlin ... Vic Rondelli
Shannon Sturges ... Mandy Stratford
David Spielberg ... Mayor Parker
Patty McCormack ... Vera Conrad
Beau Billingslea ... George Mitchell
Phillip Troy Linger ... Dr. Matthew Watkins
Jack Scalia ... Max Farrington
David Whitney ... Ken
David Webb David Webb ... Sheriff Howell
Carolyn Bock Carolyn Bock ... Anita Young
Beth Champion ... Karen
Sandra Bell Sandra Bell ... Laura Holden
Kirsty Boden Kirsty Boden ... Tammy Holden
Darce Florio Darce Florio ... Anita's Friend
Paul Tassone ... Stranded Motorist
Edit

Storyline

In 1979, a delivery truck makes its way up a lonely southern California highway in a storm, bound for the San Diego Zoo with a deadly tropical rattlesnake as cargo. When the truck suffers a blowout, the driver loses control and hits a tree, shattering the snake's aquarium in the back and the window separating the snake from the driver. The snake slithers into the front of the truck, kills the driver with its bite and then moves off into the forest. Flash forward to 1999. The small southern California town of San Vicente has grown from 6,000 to 30,000, and the rattler, which escaped nearby years ago, has bred. There are now 25,000 of these hybrid rattlesnakes, and they are slowly making their way downhill into the town, attracted by the movement of the blasting as the town paves its way toward progress. Progress, in this case, brings terror, in this tale originally penned by John Carpenter. Written by DANIEL

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The hunt is on. You're the Prey.


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angriff der Klapperschlangen See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was based on "Fangs", a script John Carpenter did back in the 1970s when he wrote as a gun for hire. In the original, according to Carpenter himself, there were scares and jumps all over the place. One scene included a man who hears a rattle, thinks it's his infant, and finds a rattlesnake in the crib. See more »

Goofs

After the flower buying scene, the woman driving her minivan home can be seen obviously driving the wrong way down a one way street. She also appears to be in the turn lane for the street. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Haven't I seen this movie before?
14 June 1999 | by L.DallasSee all my reviews

"Silent Predators" uses every single cliche from countless other horror movies which have "nature vs. the greedy interests of capitalism" as a theme e.g. "Empire of the Ants" Although this formula is tired, sometimes two big heaping scoops of banality is just what the doctor ordered. Rating: 6 out of 10


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

What Made the Star of "The Rook" Scream at Her TV?

If you were around in the early aughts, you might've had the same reaction. Emma Greenwell of the new STARZ series lets us in on her "Fleabag" fandom and more.

Watch now

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed