Directed by Piers Haggard
Three kidnappers find out crime really doesn’t pay when their young victim accidentally becomes owner of a furious Black Mamba, the deadliest snake on Earth! Now the clueless criminals (Euro-cult cinema legends Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed and Susan George) are trapped in a house surrounded by police, while on the inside, the slithering serpent is plotting where to sink its poisonous fangs. VENOM was intended to be Tobe Hooper’s follow-up to EATEN ALIVE. But when he was suddenly fired, Piers Haggard (BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW) stepped in to see the scary story through.
Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed and Susan George face off against a vicious snake in this cult favorite.
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Susan George
Terrific thriller! Very tense. With Kinski, Reed, and Williamson in the cast, I bet the wrap party was a blast.
Better than I thought it would be. Klaus Kinski slaps Oliver Reed. Nicol Williamson uses his Scottish accent. Susan George for eye candy.
Better than I thought it would be. Klaus Kinski
Watched the preview first to get an idea and already could tell by the picture it was an oldie! Have always admired Oliver Reed. I'm giving 4 skulls for suspense, story and the entertaining and funny death scenes! Bravo! LOL
I found this suspenseful 1982 thriller under the "Crime and Mystery" section, but it's at least as much of a "Creature Feature," because the Black Mamba snake figures very heavily into the thrills and chills! It's a bit slow at first, but once the tension starts, it doesn't really let up until the very end. The great Oliver Reed and Klaus Kinksi play two of the most loathsome criminals that I've ever seen in any movie. They do such a good job with their roles that they had me seriously rooting for the snake (to get them, that is)! What happens to them? Watch the movie and see! Four out of five skulls!