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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) »

Taglines:

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on a story for a video game that BFG has in development. See more »

Goofs

When Sean gets out of the lake, he is wet and wearing a bathing suit. When he mounts his motorcycle less than 30 seconds later, he is fully clothed and completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Sean: That can't be Ray.
Rachel: It's Ray, Sean.
Sean: Yeah, but Ray is dead.
[Ray throws a chain through the window, wrapping around sean's neck, dragging him out]
RachelEden SinclairEricCece: SEAN!
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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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Take Care With the Swamp Thing
15 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When a voodoo witch has a car accident over a bridge in Louisiana, the rejected tow trucker driver Ray (Rick Cramer) rescues her from the overhang car. She begs him to get her suitcase, which she had just dug from the cemetery, from the backseat of the car. When Ray returns to get the object, many snakes are released from the suitcase, bite him and the car falls in the swamp with him. When the police retrieve the car, his body is completely bitten and deformed. In the morgue, Ray becomes an undead murdering the coroner and a police officer and two teenagers later. The teenager Eden (Agner Bruckner) decides to pay a visit Cece (Meagan Good), the granddaughter of the voodoo priestess, with her friends trying to find an explanation, and they are advised to leave the place, since Ray is possessed by the souls of the most despicable villains milked by her grandmother from sinners. While Ray is trying to reap more souls, the group has only the protection of the spelled house and a charm.

When I see a slash movie, I certainly foresee the story: original and savage deaths; gore; beautiful unknown actresses; a few of survivors in the end, if any; a good soundtrack; and a hook for a possible sequel. Therefore, "Venon" fulfills all my expectation for this type of movie. But this film is above the average, since the creepy killer commits brutal murders in a frightening environment, the swamps of Louisiana, and the action scenes are really very well choreographed, keeping the tension. I am not sure whether "Venom" works in a movie theater, but it is a great entertainment on DVD. My vote is six.

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