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Jaws of Satan (1981)

R | | Horror | 15 January 1982 (USA)
A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

Director:

Bob Claver

Writers:

James Callaway (story), Gerry Holland (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fritz Weaver ... Father Tom Farrow
Gretchen Corbett ... Dr. Maggie Sheridan
Jon Korkes ... Dr. Paul Hendricks
Norman Lloyd ... The Monsignore
Diana Douglas ... Evelyn Downs
Bob Hannah ... Matt Perry
Nancy Priddy ... Elizabeth Perry
Christina Applegate ... Kim Perry
John McCurry John McCurry ... Sheriff George Tatum
Jack Gordon Jack Gordon ... Mayor Grady Thorpe (as Jack Gordan)
Allene Simmons Allene Simmons ... Nurse Peggy (as Alene Simmons)
Mary Lyons McEvoy Mary Lyons McEvoy ... Mrs. Carson
Bill Gribble Bill Gribble ... Trainman
Jamie Lawrence Jamie Lawrence ... Carnie Kid
Mark Richards Mark Richards ... Dr. Owens
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A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey de las cobras See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Christina Applegate and her real life mother Nancy Priddy player mother and daughter in the movie. See more »

Goofs

There are several more instances where a faint reflection (double image) of the snake can be seen through out the film when it rears up, showing that it is behind a sheet of glass. See more »

Quotes

Father Tom Farrow: D'you know why a pig is like a saint?
Mrs. Carson: No, Father.
Father Tom Farrow: Because he gets more praise after he's dead that when he's alive.
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this shows how not to make a horror
25 September 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

This flick here still unavailable on DVD as I am writing this was made in the heydays of horror. But what this film does is showing us how not to make a horror.

It's hard to believe with a cast like this that this is really a turkey. A snake is supposed to be Satan and terrorises a town. Looks promising but it's so low on everything and really has cheesy effects that I would classify it under a big failure. Bob Claver, the director in fact never made another movie, he was more into series. But the direction I could dig but the storyline and effects were laughable.

In the beginning when the snake attacks on a train you could easily spot the glass partition between the snake and the victim, and it gets funnier when you see the snake hitting the glass. Further on you only see the bitemarks of the snake on swollen faces.

The acting was okay, face it, big names from the genre were in it, Fritz Weaver and Gretchen Corbett of many famous horror flicks. But why most people are hunting the US VHS down is for the performance of the 10 year old Christina Applegate, here in her first role ever. And you will recognize her immediately due her eyes.

Jaws Of Satan is only worth watching for Christina fans or for the lovers of bad horror flicks. maybe some will want to see Gretchen walking around in her nudies but it's clean edited with nothing to see. It doesn't deliver scariness or blood, it's a lot of blah blah and you really must see the cheesy ending.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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