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A voodoo horror flick without the mojo, Venom is chock full of gory impalings of interchangeable teenage girls and hunky guys by an unstoppable zombie whose unimaginative rampage quickly lulls us to sleep. Read critic reviews

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Gas station owner Ray (Rick Cramer) saves an elderly voodoo priestess trapped inside a wrecked car, but then he opens her mysterious suitcase and becomes possessed by the evil spirits it contains. Ray turns into a murderous zombie, killing anything that crosses his path and terrorizing a group of teens, including his own son, Sean (D.J. Cotrona). With the help and charms of the voodoo priestess, Sean and friends fight to stay alive as they are pursued through the bayou.

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  • Feb 22, 2013
    Dull with random killings and many cliches. Ethnic horror gone wrong. Ending was the worst thing ever, you can't kill the monster except using a truck?
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2012
    boring film & considering the talent behind the scenes this is a major disappointment for horror buffs. the story isn't anything to write home about and how this film was green lit is beyond me. all the characters are poorly written and the direction is just flat
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2009
    Cast:Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips, Method Man, Laura Ramsey, Pawel Szajda, James Pickens Jr., Rick Cramer, D.J. Cotrona, Stacey Travis Director:Jim Gillespie Summary: Exploring the murky swamps outside New Orleans, a group of young people (including Agnes Bruckner, Method Man, Bijou Phillips, Meagan Good and Jonathan Jackson) don't expect to have company. But they meet Mr. Jangles, a madman who's possessed by 13 unlucky souls killed by a voodoo priestess and who now spends his time hunting victims. With each new body, he adds a key to his ring of death -- and an extra jangle to his calling card. My Thoughts: "This is one of those classic low-budget scary films that delivers some jumps but no scares. The acting is as mediocre as the writing. The directing wasn't so bad. The movie really wasn't that bad either. It kept up a good pace and held my attention. It did have a creepy feel to the film which helped, and some good gore as well. I definitely jumped more then a few times. Any fan of scary flicks will appreciate the effort this film gives. Worth seeing at least once."
  • Jun 28, 2008
    Oh my days, what aload of rubbish. It's not scary. It's not interesting. Bit gruesome, not worth watching.
    Terri H Super Reviewer

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