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Jaws of Satan Reviews

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June 23, 2016
If you crossed "End of Days" with "Snakes on a Plane" and filmed it in the 1970s, you'd get "Jaws of Satan." Fritz Weaver plays a small-town priest who's ancestors killed off a druid cult. Those druids cursed his family and the devil, in the form of a king cobra, returns to the small town off of a circus train to exact his revenge. That revenge comes by way of the demonic snake controlling all of the other local snakes, who then attack the small parish community members. And all this is happening just as a new local dog racing track is about to open! As you may have surmised, this film is ridiculous. It's part nature-gone-wild and part Satanic-panic, but overall, it's just a terrible film, although the film is just bad enough that it can be enjoyed on an ironic so-bad-it's-good level. Gretchen Corbett of "The Rockford Files" and Norman Lloyd were the only actors I recognized. I didn't realize it until I looked at IMDB, but his film also featured a 7-year-old Christina Applegate in her film debut. Only watch this film if you're a die hard Applegate fan or if you're in the mood for cheesy Satanic snake attacks.
½ April 18, 2016
Not that bad of a premise, but it's handled dully and a bit over-serious. The editing is alright at times, and the snake shots and puppets are pretty good. The characters just aren't interesting enough to follow along, and the film takes a rather dull turn towards the end.
May 28, 2015
I expected it to be trash, but it was really just a boring Jaws knockoff. Only, replace Quint with a priest, Brody with a female local doctor, and Hooper with a snake expert who is called in after mysterious snake bites. It still has a few interesting moments, like a snake getting shot in the face with a gun and a memorable scene of a very young Christina Applegate freaking out after a snake bite. That's probably the only big selling point: To see Christina Applegate pre-Married With Children. Other than that, it's skippable.
½ May 18, 2015
I have to say, this is one of the weirder Jaws rip-offs out there. Jaws of Satan is about a demon snake (or rather Satan himself) loose in a small town where a priest and a couple of locals try to convince others, including the mayor who's more worried about the local horse track and the tourism it brings in, that this killer cobra must be stopped. Lots of people get bitten and the priest has to battle it out with the help of God. Man oh man, does this movie ever get tiresome. I do have to give it some credit though. It's superbly not well made and therefore has some longevity because it's certainly a "so bad that it's good" kind of movie. That's about it really because this is one snake movie that truly bites.
½ January 14, 2012
Slowish, hokey, but entertaining. Basically this is Jaws, but with a killer cobra who is actually Satan incarnate. The snake is after a priest who is a descendent of Saint Patrick, and causes a bunch of (badly staged) snake attacks in a town that is about to open a new dog track. Chiefly notable as the film debut of Christina Applegate.
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