UPDATE: A astute reader named Joey found the DVD artwork for Vipers over at HK Flix and passed it along to yours truly. I can also now confirm that DVD is being released by Wellspring/Genius Entertainment.
It took a lot of intestinal fortitude to resist titling this article “Snakes on a Skank”; that just seemed too mean spirited even for a story about a Tara Reid killer snake flick. I could have also gone the “Tara Reid Develops Viper Rash” route which I’m sure Johnny Butane would have appreciated…
The movie is Vipers and not only does it feature the unbeatable combination of drunken party girl extraordinaire Tara Reid and the prolific but never picky Corbin Bernsen, this nature gone amok flick comes to us from the writer of Scarecrow Gone Wild and the director of Left Behind II: Tribulation Force. That’s a hell of a pedigree.
“When some genetically enhanced vipers are released during a break-in at a medical research laboratory, it results in plenty of slithery problems in this terror tale. As the sinister snakes eat everything in their path and reproduce at an alarming rate, a group of locals trapped in a hotel on an isolated island tries to escape.”
Whether or not Tara Reid has once again been miscast as a scientist – we all remember how well that worked out in Uwe Boll’s Alone in the Dark – remains to be seen. What can be said right now is that neither Reid nor Bernsen appear to be the actual stars of the flick. IMDB lists working actor Jonathan Scarfe and “Stargate: Atlantis”‘ Claire Rankin as the primary actors. Other co-stars include “Stargate SG-1″‘s Don S. Davis and Jessica Steen, who also has also appeared on “Stargate SG-1”.
I first reported on Vipers “>this past December, back when there wasn’t much info about the production. Actually, there’s still not a whole lot of info out there. Production stills, trailers, production information, celeb sites reporting gossip of Tara Reid supposedly showing up late and hung-over to the film’s set: you can find more about the latter online than you can the first three.
The new info that has been announced and is the reason for this article is Movies Unlimited listing Vipers as slithering its way onto DVD shelves come September 23rd. What company is releasing it – not listed. Extras, if any – not listed. Box art: currently unavailable. I can tell you that the suggested retail price is $14.99. If you ask me, $15 bucks isn’t asking too much to see Tara Reid possibly get eaten by snakes?
I’ll keep you posted.
Wonder what Tara Reid is ingesting right now in the Dread Central forums!