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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

2 Ratings: 1.0
Horror movie directed by Wes Craven

Eight years before he scored a phenomenal hit withScream, horror master Wes Craven made a worthy effort to "legitimize" horror with this chilling supernatural thriller, based on the best-selling book by Wade Davis. More ambitious than most horror films, … see full wiki

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Director: Wes Craven
2 reviews about The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
review by . July 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     Wes Craven's horror films have always had a way of drawing me in. This is why I watch them; and this is why I even like a couple of them. While "Scream" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" are still the man's best films, "The Serpent and the Rainbow" sees him on a particularly good day.    Maybe I say this because "The Serpent and the Rainbow" is a horror movie that worked well for me. I openly acknowledge the fact that not everyone will like …
review by . April 19, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
..and being that this movie is close to twenty years old makes it possible. The book passed through several hands as a film property and eventually ended up in those of Wes Craven. His name was most certainly at the forefront of horror directors. The result: ugly stereotypes, anorexic socio-political allegory, scant scares, and Bill Pullman - that's "The Serpent and the Rainbow" in a nutshell. Based on Wade Davis' novel, Wes Craven's lame documentary-flavored horror story follows anthropologist …
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