måndag 7 december 2009

Spasms (1983)

We need more snakes from hell, that's for sure. You know, snakes with venom so strong that you swell up like a giant piece of dough with your veins popping like a fresh batch of popcorn. If the snake has a psychic connection with Oliver Reed, that's even better. And of course, Snakecults. Snakecults are cool.

Too bad the movie ran out of money towards the end, which means that several plotpoints (including that cool cult) are dropped and never mentioned again. The last 15 minutes arent bad but full of flashbacks from earlier scenes just to pad out the running time. It's a shame. The snake is cool, the makeup (Dick Smith) is awesome and William Fruet is a decent director. The scenes with the snake attacking random people are great, especially the really hysteric one in a student dorm (which of course has gratitous nudity). Yes, Peter Fonda is slumming and not much of a hero but all in all, its a nice little movie which could've been better if they had finished it like it was planned. I would sure like a nice little special edition dvd of this!

Nice tagline: You scream, you expand, you explode. No explosions here though. That would've been cool though. heh.

2 kommentarer:

  1. It's been a lot of Oliver Reed-movies for me lately, so I will watch this again I think.

  2. Terrible movie but i like it!