There’s a part of me that wants to compare the new rattlesnake revenge thriller Venom to the 1977 flick Orca. That film had a killer whale seeking retribution against the whaler that murdered its mother, and this new film has a rattlesnake hell-bent for revenge against the motorist that ran over its mate.
First-time feature length filmmaker Gary Breslin helms this serpentine Jaws that sees a mother and daughter pitted against a relentless rattlesnake stalking them throughout the desert via the pheromone the mother got on herself after running over the rattler’s mate. If the paralyzing fear of the rattlesnake wasn’t bad enough, the mom gets bitten by the lethally venomous snake, mother and daughter wind up broken down and forced to trek through the blazing desert sun, and then they find themselves pursued by not only the slithering snake but also a cadre of armed thugs after the cash they stumble upon in a downed helicopter while in search of salvation. Now that’s what I call a bad day.
Veteran producer Wolf Schmidt (The Boogeyman, Diamondbacks) is behind this nature gone amok thriller from writer Joan Canning Boris. Jessica Morris (“One Life to Live”), Roberto “Sanz” Sanchez (2 Fast 2 Furious), and young newcomer Oliviah Crawford star.
Venom is set to premiere at the American Film Market next month. Check out the trailer and a few stills below. For more visit the official Venom website.
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