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The Serpent and the Rainbow Reviews

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February 28, 2016
An admirable effort to put the voodoo back in zombie mythology ... anyone interested in a different take on a zombie tale should certainly give it a look-over.
February 27, 2016
Better (certainly classier) than most films directed by the late Wes Craven, this zombie flick still registers as an also-ran in the horror sweepstakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2015
A solid supernatural voodoo chiller that finely mixes fantasy with real terror to provide the required horror pic scares.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2010
Flavorful Grand Guignol
October 26, 2007
Despite the strongly emphasized exoticness its Haitian scenery, The Serpent and the Rainbow may be Wes Craven's most pedestrian film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 25, 2007
Offers a few good scares but gets bogged down in special effects.
September 25, 2007
Craven combines the terrifying dream sequences of A Nightmare on Elm Street with the subtle and evocative atmospherics of Val Lewton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2007
Genuinely frightening.
February 9, 2006
Unfortunately, the political parallel between the ideological repression of Baby Doc's regime and the stultifying effects of the zombifying fluid is only sketchily developed, leaving us with a series of striking but isolated set pieces.
January 25, 2006
A lame documentary-flavored horror story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 30, 2004
The Serpent and the Rainbow has a screenplay that often breaks its spell.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 30, 2004
A trippy, guilty pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
Director Wes Craven learned that the scariest things often have nothing to do with special effects wizardry.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
November 4, 2003
A scary, hallucinogenic and underrated horror movie, and one of Wes Craven's best.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2003
Mildly effective "fact" based horror from Wes Craven.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2003
Genuinely chilling, one of Wes Craven's best.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2003
Possibly Craven's best -- an original voodoo thriller that's also primo Pullman
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2003
Craven tries something different, with mixed results
| Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2002
An invisibly smart film, a lot brighter underneath than its surface gloss would suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2002
Wes Craven chiller that thinks it's ten times the picture it actually is.
| Original Score: 3/10
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