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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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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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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 (65) »

Taglines:

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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Trivia

In the video game and some versions of the script, Ray Sawyer was nicknamed Mr. Jangles because of his keys. When you hear them jangling, you know he's near. See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) 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

Patty: You're taking a dead man's air. You know that, right?
Tammy: Air is free!
Patty: I'm gonna pee!
Tammy: You're using a dead man's toilet, you know that right?
Patty: Aw, I promise to flush!
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Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

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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Fun For Slasher Fans
21 May 2006 | by coldstickSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a lot out of this little slasher flick, but it ended up being more creative and suspenseful than I would have guessed. The visuals are decent, the teens actually look like real teens (instead of actors in their late 20's), and the soundtrack is killer (Rob Zombie!)! While it's not a full-bore blood bath, it will satisfy gore hounds, and watching all these poor little teeny boppers get brutally murdered is just plain harsh! Yes, the "gypsy magic" crap and the snakes are lame, and it really is just a "dead teenager" movie (as Roger Ebert would call it), but ah, whaddaya gunna do? I don't see why this has such a low IMDb rating, considering that it's strictly geared for slasher fans, and will probably satisfy that audience.


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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:

$501,000, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$881,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$881,779
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