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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.

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... Eden Sinclair
... Eric
... Rachel
... Sean
... Ray Sawyer
... Cece
... Tammy
... Deputy Turner
... Ricky
Davetta Sherwood ... Patty
... Laura
... Terry Parker (as Marcus Brown)
... Sheriff
Deborah Duke ... Miss Emmie
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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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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Miramax [United States]

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16 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Backwater  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$519,489, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$881,745, 16 October 2005
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Was shot in the town of Hammond, Louisiana. The diner that Eden works at is located on US-190 in downtown Hammond and is in fact called Lee's See more »

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The town 'Backwater' that the movie is set in, seems to be deserted. No people are out and no shops or anywhere are open - and it's a pretty big town. The only place that is open is the diner. See more »

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Cece: [Grabs the Baka from around her grandma's neck] Sheriff! Was there a suitcase?
Sheriff: I'm sorry, child?
Cece: In the car, was there a suitcase in the car?
Sheriff: Yeah, there was. We pulled it out, it was empty though.
Cece: Oh, my god. Oh, my god.
Eden Sinclair: Cece, are you ok?
Cece: What happened?
Eden Sinclair: It was an accident.
Cece: No, what happened to Ray? They said that Ray was in the car.
Eric: The car went in the water. He drowned.
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When I'm Gone (Sadie)
Written and Performed by No Address
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Take Care With the Swamp Thing
15 August 2006 | by See 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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