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Venom (2005)

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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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$519,489, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

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$881,745, 16 October 2005
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The movie is based on a story for a video game that BFG has in development. See more »

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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 »

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Rachel: [Eden grabs her means of transportation; a bike] That's getting embarassing.
Eden Sinclair: Tuition... car payment... tuition... car payment.
Rachel: "Oh, who's that scrub on the bike?" "Oh, that's Dr. Sinclair! She clips coupons, too."
Eden Sinclair: Good night, Rachel.
Rachel: Good night, Eden.
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Written by Courtney June, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven
Performed by Courtney Jaye
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Typical slasher film....but still a lot of fun.
2 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

So shoot me...I have a soft spot for slasher films, so "Venom" was a fun little horror film for me. I had never heard of it, but luckily I have access to rental screeners before they are released, otherwise I never would have seen this film.

Typical story, guy gets killed, guy comes back to life, guy starts killing people. Though this time it takes place in the swamps of Louisiana instead of Camp Crystal Lake. A bit of voodoo gets thrown in just for good measure.

Sure, the story isn't the greatest, and it's not going to win any Oscars for best actors, but the film still is a fun little time waster for all horror fans out there.

If you enjoy the slasher films of the late 70's and the 80's, be sure to check this one out. Could be a surprise for you. Otherwise, steer clear of this film.


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