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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.

Director:

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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Plot Keywords:

voodoo | louisiana | undead | swamp | snake | See All (64) »

Taglines:

He Never Hurt A Soul Until The Day He Died.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie is based on a story for a video game that BFG has in development. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) While Ray is lying dead on the table in the morgue, his pulse is visible in his neck. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: [about Ray] That man gives me the wheebies.
Eden Sinclair: It's just a scar, Rachel.
Rachel: Forget the scar. It's his eyes. The way he stares you down.
[Walks her fingers up Eden's arm]
Rachel: Creepy...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Not too bad for a safe teen horror flick
16 July 2006 | by udar55See all my reviews

Boredom + OnDemand = me watching VENOM. Actually, I was surprised that I enjoyed this. It is your typical beautiful boys & girls safe horror but it does have a couple of things going for it. First, it has a nice, original voodoo plot and great Southern atmosphere (it was filmed in Louisiana; Miramax dumped it in limited release after Hurricane Katrina...huh?). Second, it runs a quick 87 minutes. Finally, the film has a vicious streak in it. For example the end takes place in a underground vault. The possessed killer keeps the bodies of his victims in a pile. To escape capture the young heroine hides among the bodies. Her unconscious boyfriend is thrown on top of her. Later she has to witness her boyfriend wakes up and gets a screwdriver in the brain right in front of her eyes. Nothing groundbreaking but for a Dimension release, where it is expected the young lovers both survive, it certainly is. Director Jim Gillespie also did I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. It is kinda sad that it is 10 years later and he has come back full circle with his only "major" accomplishment in between being Stallone's D-TOX.


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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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