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Venom

(2005)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language.

R In Theaters 09/16/2005 , 86min.
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Plot & Details

A good Samaritan becomes the victim of voodoo spells in this horror story produced by Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson. When an aged Creole woman is caught in a car wreck in a remote section of Louisiana, Ray (Rick Cramer), the owner of a nearby filling station, speeds to the scene of the accident to help. However, Ray doesn't know that the woman is a voodoo practitioner whose vehicle holds a case full of magic talismans. The magical spirits lead Ray to an unexpected death, and then they take over his body, turning him into a bloodthirsty monster. As the reanimated Ray makes his way into town, a group of teenagers including Eden (Agnes Bruckner) and Tammy (Bijou Phillips) find themselves running for their lives from the supernatural creature, while Deputy Turner (Method Man) looks for a way to keep the strange menace under control. Venom went into release in the fall of 2005 -- only a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the state of Louisiana, making the film seem unfortunately topical.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Horror,Thriller
  • Run Time: 86min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2005
  • DVD Release Date: 01/17/2006
  • Distributor(s): Dimension Films
  • Director(s): Jim Gillespie
  • Themes: Voodoo,Ghosts
  • Tone: Tense,Gruesome,Creepy,Atmospheric
  • Keywords: bayou, ghost, ghoul, stranded, swamp, teenagers
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-16-2005)
  • Language: English

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