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Snakes in Movies
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Want to Kill You!
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Live and Let Die (1973)
 
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
 
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This is the Voodoo/Blaxploitation/Dukes of Hazard Bond offering. One of the old ones where the bad guys try again and again to kill Bond with sharks and crocodiles and snakes, but they're too stupid to just pop a cap in him when they have him tied up. Just before the credits with the great Paul McCartney and Wings theme song we see a bunch of Caribbean island Zombie cultists dancing around a church at night with a voodoo priest who wears a goat head for a hat. He has a big green and yellow snake (probably an Emerald Tree Boa, or a very good fake) that he holds up to a British agent's face and lets the snake bite him and kill him, even though Emerald Tree Boas have no venom.

Later Bond goes to the island, "Voodooland" he calls it, where he is nearly tickled to death by a harmless Speckled Kingsnake in his hotel room. Bond quickly improvises a flamethrower out of an aerosol aftershave can and a cigar and fire roasts the snake. (In the early '70's everything came in ozone-destroying aerosol cans.)

Back at the outdoor Voodoo dance club, some Voodudes bring in a coffin full of snakes and Goat Headt takes out the tree boa again to use on Jane Seymour, the Bond Girl in bondage. Later when fighting Bond, another scarey Voodoo guy falls into the coffin full of snakes and dies immediately, because those harmless snakes are that dangerous. (There are Boa Constrictors, Ball Pythons, Burmese Pythons, Corn Snakes, and maybe others from the usual pet store menagerie.)
 

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