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      Spasms

      R 1983 1 hr. 27 min. Horror List
      Reviews 13% 250+ Ratings Audience Score An ESP expert (Peter Fonda) studies a millionaire (Oliver Reed) who claims to be in touch with a giant snake from hell. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I Love This great Horror Movie. I Wish this Movie was on Dvd :( Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Another credible effort for Canadian Director William Fruet has trophy hunter Oliver Reed establishing a telepathic connection with a 'one-of-a-kind' island venomous snake. Peter Fonda pads his already impressive resume as the university researcher hired by Reed. Some good special effects but just not utilized enough. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Cheap Canadian-made horror thriller about a devil snake that is telepathically linked to Oliver Reed. There are some great moments and the bladder effects are awesome but the pacing and editing are off and you can tell they ran out of funding. This would be a great re-make this day and age. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member A movie about a giant serpent, some guy has a connection with. He can see what the serpent sees. Kinda hit and miss, it's got it's moments were it's entertaining, but overall it's just so-so. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Spasms is the hilarious 80's story of a gigantic serpent, which has long haunted the tribes of a remote island, that has finally been captured and is being brought to the states, courtesy of wealthy businessman Oliver Reed (Gladiator, Severed Ties) who survived the snake's attack several years back but has shared a kinetic link to it. Before it arrives, Reed enlists the help of American scientist Peter Fonda to help better understand the snake. There's a problem though, as snake-crazed religious cult also wants to serpent and enlists the help of seedy men to try and catch it, which fails miserably, leading to a loose snake tearing people's asses apart. Though there are some nice vintage death scenes courtesy of Dick Smith, the rubber snake is borderline hilarious, as well as its incredible super strength (example: catapulting a woman down a hallway, through a bathroom door and crashing into a glass shower door). The deaths are blood-drenched though, and it's always fun to see a naked showering chick die, no matter how bizarre or ludicrous the death may seem. Oliver Reed really hams it up, but Fonda seems to be phony his role in to this bag of silly nonsense. Yes, this movie is terribly dated, and yes, very corny at times, but of course, I found the fun in it and wound up enjoying it immensely. The sub-plot involving the religious cult kinda fades away and goes nowhere, which was a real bummer. Would have liked to have seen their involvement in it more, especially with the villainous leader. Oh well, still a fun schlock film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Of all the "snakes run amok" movies of the early 80s, this is certainly the wildest, but unfortunately the cheapest too. Extra points for the pulse-pounding Tangerine Dream score. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 8, 2005 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com Murkily-lensed and mega-cheap tale of giant snakes, human possession, and huge swollen postules. Rated: 2/5 Apr 3, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An ESP expert (Peter Fonda) studies a millionaire (Oliver Reed) who claims to be in touch with a giant snake from hell.
      Director
      William Fruet
      Executive Producer
      Martin Erlichman
      Screenwriter
      Don Enright
      Production Co
      Cinequity Corporation
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English