The Serpent and the Rainbow (1980) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1980)

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  • Release Date:  1988
  • Genre:  Supernatural Power
  • Director:  Wes Craven
  • Screenwriter:  Adam Rodman, Richard Maxwell, Wade Davis
  • Cast & Crew: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield, Brent Jennings, Conrad Roberts, Badja Djola, Thereeesa Merritt, Michael Gough, Paul Guilfoyle, Dey Young, Aleta Mitchell, William Newman, Jaime Pina Gautier, and Evencio Mosquera Slaco.

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1980) Rating:

  • Dylan = 6.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • Andrew = 7 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.5/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 5.6/10.

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1980) Synopsis:

A scientist goes to Haiti to try and discover the secret behind the rebirth of a supposedly dead person, a substance that some call “zombie powder”. In the climax, Alan collapse Peytraud and sends his soul to hell.

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1980) Review:

Maybe not his very best, The Serpent and the Rainbow are nevertheless one of Wes Craven’s finest movies. This film is also the one which pretty much started the career of actor Bill Pulman (The Grudge, Lost Highway, Brain Dead). The film is almost entirely set in Haiti and is filled with dramatic landscapes, beautiful colors, crazy carnivals, and tribal music. So needless to say that the atmosphere is perfectly set for a film about Voodoo and black magic such as this one.

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