Rattlers (1976)





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A herd of chemically altered rattlesnakes become fearsome killers in this made-for-TV chiller. The tale is set in the Mojave Desert and centers upon Sam Parkinson, a noted zoologist, who has come to investigate a series of strange deaths that began with two dead children found near their parents' campsites. Sam is accompanied by Ann, a photographer who make an appalling discovery.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Sam Chew Jr.
as Dr. Tom Parkinson
Elisabeth Chauvet
as Ann Bradley
Dan Priest
as Colonel
Ron Gold
as Captain Delaney
Tony Ballen
as Sheriff
Jo Jordan
as Mother
Al Dunlap
as the General
Ancel Cook
as Janitor
Darwin Joston
as Soldier
Celia Kaye
as Woman in Bathtub
Matt Knox
as Pilot
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Audience Reviews for Rattlers

We did it in the name of science. A small town police officer and a scientist begin investigating a string of strange deaths that appear to be from snake bites. They track the clues back to a strange military base in the desert. They get onto the base and begin interviewing people and discover a strange cargo was buried in a mine. Could the cargo be tied to the snake outbreak? "Isn't it kind of strange these kids being bit so many times?" John McCauley, director of Deadly Intruder, delivers Rattlers in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture is bland, cliché, and doesn't have much going for it. The kill scenes are not that intense and the special effects are less than mediocre. There aren't many memorable performances delivered by the cast. "I didn't think snakes traveled in groups." This was recently on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) so I had to DVR it for the Halloween season. This was a below average addition to the horror genre that is definitely worth skipping. I wouldn't recommend this picture. "I just came to watch the burning of Rome." Grade: F

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Cheap dumb plot, many silly moments, and a crazy stupid ending. In a way it's so bad it's good, but even then, there isn't much that can redeem it. The opening scene is a bit on the shocking side, while the rest of the film just goes in all sorts of wrong directions.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Better than I was expecting. The acting isn?t very good, but the story line wasn?t bad. It?s pretty low budget and it has plenty of cliche's. Poor score.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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