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Snakes Used for Food or Medicine in Movies

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This is an alphabetical list of movies in this category for those who want to browse by category instead of by the main list.

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The Air I Breathe (2007)  

A scientist milking a venomous snake, oops, gets bitten by the snake.
The Air I Breathe
Bad Girls (1994)  

Saloon girls on the lam are startled by a rattlesnake, so one of them shoots it and they eat it for dinner.
Bad Girls

The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

Fu Manchu makes an army of beautiful female assassins by forcing them to be bitten by venomous snakes. The snake venom gives the women the power to kill a man by kissing him.

The Blood of Fu Manchu
Capricorn One (1977) 

A hungry astronaut, lost in the desert and chased by helicopters, hides in a cave where he finds a rattlesnake, kills it, and eats it.
Capricorn One
Chato's Land (1972)   

Chato kills a rattlesnake with a knife, skins it, cuts off the rattle, and wraps the rattle up in the skin, putting the ball in his pocket. When it dries, it becomes a musical rattle which he gives to his son.
Chato's Land
Dark Tide (1994) 

We see lots of sea snakes in this movie that are collected from the ocean and taken home to extract their venom which will be sold for medical research.
Dark Tide
Eaten Alive! (1980)

Cannibals eat live snakes.
Eaten Alive
End of Days (1999)

Devil-worshippers feed the blood of a rattlesnake to a newborn baby girl to claim her as a bride for Satan when she grows up to be Robin Tunney.

End of Days
Eva Nera (1976) 

Eva and her girlfriend go to an outdoor snake restaurant and watch a man skin a live snake and cook it for their lunch.
Eva Nera
Flypaper (1997)

A guy cooks snake meat on his outdoor grill and milks their venom to make antivenom..
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A Kalahari bushman kills a cobra for food and for its skin to make a pouch.
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)  

Live snakes, frogs, and dried fingers are tossed into a witch's potion.
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)  

A python full of eels is cooked for dinner.
Indiana Jones
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

Two men eat at a snake restaurant. One gets bitten by his lunch.
keeping up with the joneses
The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 

A man working in a restaurant in China cuts open snakes and drains their bile into a cup for the customers to drink.
The Killer Snakes
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Arthur's magician, The Mage, conjures up a venomous snake to bite him on the neck so its venom will bring him visions and protect him.
King Arthur
Lonesome Dove (1989)  

Rattlesnakes are dinner for cowboys and for pigs.
Lonesome Dove
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu makes a mind-control serum of sacred herbs and reptiles, including a Burmese Python.
The Mask of Fu Manchu
Mondo Cane (1962)

A shockumentary with a segment about snakes that are sold and cooked for food in Singapore.
Mondo Cane
The Naked Prey (1965)

A hungry man pursued by African tribesmen finds a snake, hacks it up, and eats it raw.
The Naked Prey
Silent Tongue (1993) 

We see rattlesnakes in the background and a Native American woman roasts one on a stick and eats it.
Silent Tongue
Soldier Blue (1970) 

A woman who lived with Indians cooks some snake meat and feeds it to a wounded soldier.
Soldier Blue
Stop Loss (2008)   

A soldier on leave picks up a rifle and shoots a rattlesnake to save his buddy. Then, like true Texans, they barbecue it and eat it.
Stop Loss
The Terror Within (1989)

One of the last surviving humans on earth catches a rattlesnake in the desert and slices it open for food.

The Terror Within
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

A cowboy decapitates a rattlesnake. A nun shakes its rattles to scare off soldiers.Then they eat it.
2 mules for sister sara
The Virgin Spring (1960) 

A shaman in the woods gives a woman a dried snake as a cure for her anguish. This is a Bergman movie, so she's going to need a lot more than that....
Virgin Spring

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