Review: Venom (1982)

It’s a blast watching three of the most powerful and crazed male actors (Hayden, Kinski and Reed) in the same film battling a vicious serpent. 

dvd“VENOM”
1982
Thriller
UK

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Sterling Hayden, Oliver Reed
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 92 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“It’s a Black Mamba. Possibly the most poisonous snake in the world.”

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When the house-maid, the chauffeur and an international terrorist get to getter to rip of the household of a wealthy family the plan backfires and a cop gets killed. They are stuck in a hostage situation in the house together with a 10-year old, his grandfather and a deadly Black Mambo.

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One of the better 80’s animal-killer movies I’ve seen. This was a suspenseful and deliciously slithering chiller-thriller. Well played with a good casting and a lethal snake to mix shit up early in the plot. Nice use of the snake’s p.o.v. Maybe a tiny bit slow at some points, but it worked. Watch out for a psycothic Oliver Reed!

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