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

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He Never Hurt A Soul Until The Day He Died.

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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:

Backwater 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

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2.35 : 1
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Originally entitled "Backwater". See more »

Goofs

While Ray is lying dead on the table in the morgue, his pulse is visible in his neck. 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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At the end of the credits we hear the sound of Ray's keys jangling See more »

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Nothing Comes Easy
Written and Performed by Paul Trudeau
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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Brings Back The Good Ol' Days
18 September 2005 | by crazytoledoSee all my reviews

Yes this brings back memories, the times were movies that were classified under horror were rated R. It also gets credit for having two slasher movies come out in the same week, though technically speaking, Cry Wolf isn't a slasher.

The movie would have probably done much better during the 80s, a time when a Friday the 13th sequel hit the screens so many times, people lost count. The movie is your typical, teens outside in a wild area (this time a swamp instead of the woods) and are stalked and brutally murdered off by a killer who is literally unstoppable.

If you want to go see a movie were people get killed and their is a lot of blood and gore, then go see this now. If you want a movie that has good acting, great story, and is smart and suave, hold off of this and check out Cry Wolf.

Or better yet, try to go out and see booth.


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