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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • NA
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    You'll feel so much better just sending your $9.50 to the Red Cross then catching "I Know What You Did Last Summer" one more time on television. show more

  • 25
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    This insipid take on the teens-in-peril formula, with a snake-bit ghoul chasing kids around the bayou, is truly a fangless task. show more

  • 25
    Robert Dominguez New York Daily News

    A witless, derivative slasher flick. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This misbegotten horror film deserved to go direct to video. Or cable. Or oblivion. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    Sadly, the concept of dialogue is totally lost on the makers of Venom, a laughably bad example of teen-scream movies. show more

  • 25
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Could there be a more inappropriate time to release a cheesy horror movie about evildoing in Louisiana. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    All hopes for suspense and plot twists are snuffed out about as quickly as the film's black characters. show more

  • 25
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Shot as "Backwater" and test-screened as "The Reaper," this film contains a couple of bracingly mean sequences, but it cleaves so closely to the slasher-movie formula that it can't muster up any suspense at all. show more

  • 25
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    If ridiculous, hackneyed, gratuitously violent slasher movies aren't your thing, don't go near Venom with a 10-foot snake pole. show more

  • 25

    A clichéd and flat out boring film that doesn’t even approach the mediocrity of director Jim Gillespie’s 1997 pic in the same genre, "I Know What You Did Last Summer." show more

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