The Serpent and the Rainbow

Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10, 2015

“A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman), searching for the toxic drug used by voodoo priests to zombify their victims, spends a lot of time hanging around graveyards, checking out charlatan goat-revivers, and experiencing weird dreams. He is much taken with psychiatrist Cathy Tyson, less keen on the attentions of Baby Doc Duvalier’s Ton Ton Macoute, especially when head honcho Winfield acquaints him with a blowtorch and threatens to drive a nail through his dick. Making effective use of snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and zombie brides, Craven piles on the nightmare sequences and nerve-jangling sounds.” – Time Out (London)

Part of the midnight series Wes Craven’s Nightmares

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1988
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Director Wes Craven

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