The Flying Serpent (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Flying Serpent (1946)





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A crazed, avaricious archaeologist uses an unusual means to protect his newly discovered Aztec treasure in this horror movie. To guard it, he invokes the Aztec plumed god Quetzlcoatl. All the digger has to do is put a feather upon the back of the victim and the enraged god, in the form of a prehistoric bird, will swoop down and claw the victim to death until it can get it's stolen feather back. Essentially a remake of The Devil Bat.


George Zucco
as Prof. Andrew Forbes
Ralph Lewis
as Richard Thorpe
Hope Kramer
as Mary Forbes
Eddie Acuff
as Jerry 'Jonsey' Jones
Wheaton Chambers
as Lewis Havener
Henry Hall
as Billy Hayes
Milton Kibbee
as Hastings
Budd Buster
as Cordner
Milt Kibbee
as Hastings
Terry Frost
as Bennett
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Critic Reviews for The Flying Serpent

All Critics (3)

shows no imagination.

Full Review… | September 28, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Zucco, a lovably hokey flying monster...what's not to love?

June 15, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Flying Serpent

Not as exciting as it appears to be, but it's still an interesting murder mystery with a creature twist. The characters are a bit lacking, and the plot is pretty slow. The monster was a bit cruddy looking, yet fun. Nothing too memorable, but I wasn't disappointed.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Poverty Row film by PRC reworks their DEVIL BAT film using the Quetzalcoatl myth and replaces Bela Lugosi with George Zucco. Rather bland adaptation lacks the Lugosi charm and wry script of The Devil Bat, but Zucco is interesting as always and the creature effects capture attention. In poorly lit scenes, it looks as if a monitor lizard was outfitted with appliances and this creates creepy live-action movements. The scenes involving the Flying Serpent's flight are surprising as well. Hope Kramer has an different sort of beauty, but the going is rather rough for a 58 minute film. For Zucco and Poverty Row fans only.

Dr. Jitters
Dr. Jitters

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