King Cobra (2001)

King Cobra





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What happens when you cross an African King Cobra with an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake? You get one extremely large and ill-tempered reptile, and he's on the loose in the horror opus King Cobra. Dr. Irwin Burns (Joseph Ruskin) is developing an experimental drug that will increase aggression in humans and animals, so he breeds the perfect animal to test it on -- "Seth," a cobra/rattlesnake mix that's more intelligent than the average snake, much larger (30 feet long) and a good bit more … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2001


as Nick Hashimoto

as Mayor Ed Biddle

as Dr. Brad Kagen

as Dr. Irwin Burns

as Dr. Joseph McConnell

as Sheriff Ben Lowry

as Dep. Bud Fuller

as Dr. Pat Kagen

as Bernie Alvarez

as Jurgen Werner

as Dr. Brad Kagan

as Deputy Jo Biddle

as Dr. Ling

as Kathryn Burns
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All Critics (3)

October 30, 2005

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for King Cobra

Highly enjoyable entertainment right here. The best thing about it is the snake itself. 100% (I think), practical effects. A huge puppet that isn't slow or mechanical. The cast are obviously from the low end of the market, but they give the film more than a giant killer snake film deserves. I really liked the kills, as unoriginal as they were they progressed in a way that didn't always glorify the act. It even manages to cram in a very dramatic scene between Pat Morita and a huge cobra and Erik Estrada being as camp as Christmas. That's impressive film making.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

The monster snake is actually a Cobra-Rattlesnake creation, the result of genetic tinkering that escapes a lab and causes problems for a small town with a fledgling brewery that could spell an economic turnaround, if it's opening day "Brewfest" is a success. The residents call in snake-expert Pat Morita ("Karate Kid" movies) who tries to execute a plan that will catch the mutated King Cobra with the help of Doctor Scott Hillenbrand and female deputy Casey Fallo.

Note to self: A beer festival is way too important to worry about the lives of innocent civilians.
Is Eric Strada as a gay man organizing the brew-fest supposed to be funny?

Deb S

Super Reviewer

Gotta love giant rubber snake movies. As far as that specific genre goes, this one's not bad. A ridiculous plot, horrible acting, shoddy script, and suspect effects combine with a well paced story to give the viewer all the awfulness of great and entertaining B movie. The highlight for me is the climactic battle between the 30 ft rubber cobra VS. Pat Morita, which is just as strange as it sounds. Still 200 times better than any Sci-Fi Original of similar plot.

Julian Toepfer

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