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Venom (2005)

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A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

Director:

Jim Gillespie

Writers:

Flint Dille (screenplay), John Zuur Platten (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Agnes Bruckner ... Eden Sinclair
Jonathan Jackson ... Eric
Laura Ramsey ... Rachel
D.J. Cotrona ... Sean
Rick Cramer ... Ray Sawyer
Meagan Good ... Cece
Bijou Phillips ... Tammy
Method Man ... Deputy Turner
Pawel Szajda ... Ricky
Davetta Sherwood Davetta Sherwood ... Patty
Stacey Travis ... Laura
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Terry Parker (as Marcus Brown)
James Pickens Jr. ... Sheriff
Deborah Duke Deborah Duke ... Miss Emmie
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Storyline

SPOILER: Eric and his Yankee teenage mates travel South by motorbike to a swampy backwater town in Louisiana, where Sean's father Ray lived, the local tow truck driver, who abandoned the then baby-boy and his mother. Ray recently died, while trying to rescue a voodoo witch and at her urging her trunk, which got opened and released the poisonous serpents possessed by the souls of truly evil sinners she trapped in them. Ray was bitten and possessed as the car sunk, and shortly after it's dragged out rises as an 'undead' zombie, who murders without provocation and is immune to lethal weapons. He soon finds the teens' trace and proves his indiscriminately evil blood-thirst by charging his only offspring equally lethally. However they were warned by Eden's friend Cece, the witch's granddaughter, who explained the situation in her home and assures them when the zombie attacks it's safe thanks to a 'blessed' spell preventing evil from entering; alas the chain- and crowbar-waving undead finds... Written by KGF Vissers

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Plot Keywords:

voodoo | louisiana | undead | swamp | snake | See All (64) »

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He Never Hurt A Soul Until The Day He Died.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Miramax [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Reaper See more »

Filming Locations:

Amite, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$519,489, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$881,745, 16 October 2005
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers hoped this would be the first film in a long-running franchise. They intended to make Ray Sawyer the next iconic horror villain, like Jason Voorhees. When the film bombed at the box office, plans for future sequels were scrapped. See more »

Goofs

When Sean is pulled through the window with the chain by Ray Sawyer, the whole window behind him shatters. However, a few moments later inside the house - the window has somehow repaired itself. See more »

Quotes

Eden Sinclair: She's dead. They're all dead. I can't believe...
Eric: No, no, no, no, no! Listen to me, listen to me. We have to keep moving, ok? We're gonna get through this, you and me, together. And my ass is going to New York with you. Fuck this town.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits we hear the sound of Ray's keys jangling See more »

Soundtracks

Jole Blon
Written and Performed by Doug Kershaw
Courtesy of Love Cat Music
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Not Quite Pure Poison but Close
14 January 2006 | by allamericanpsycho21See all my reviews

I gotta admit it, I love horror films...especially 80s slasher films. Hell, I even love cheese like Sleepaway Camp and Night of the Demons. But, I didn't think much of this movie. The death scenes weren't very well done, the CGI was terrible, and the acting was ho-hum. Worst of all was the story which didn't make sense at all. I'd say save your money but chances are, if you want to see this movie...you're going to anyway. I didn't hate it...it's just not very good. Overall, it's just another bland, lifeless horror film that lacks life (it's no surprise that this one was on the shelf at Dimension for over a year after it was completed).


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