A Guide to the Amphibians
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Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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The Naked Prey (1965)
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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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The Naked Prey is a really excellent jungle adventure movie set in the mid 19th century where a white elephant hunter is being hunted by African tribesmen. Before they let him go so they can chase him, they torture and kill the other members of his safari in some very sadistic ways. Here, the leader of the safari who refused to pay off the tribesmen leading them to kill everybody, is tied up on his belly and facing a burning ring of logs with a cobra inside. The only way out for the cobra is through the man's face, which the snake wastes no time in biting. We don't see the aftermath of a cobra bite to the face, but do we really need to?
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As the fugitive hunter moves from place to place, he sees lots of snakes, climbing next to him as he sleeps, eating birds, and crawling around at his feet as he walks deliriously through rocky terrain. Usually we see him look in one direction, then they cut to some footage of snakes that are nowhere near where the actor is and have nothing to do with the plot. The movie was shot in South Africa and it looks like they used footage of native South African snakes.
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The fugitive hunter is starving after running for so long without food, so he sits down to rest next to an animal skull. He sees a snake crawl out of one of the eye sockets. He cuts off the snake's head then slits open its belly and tears it apart with his bear hands and eats it. Standing up. In the hot sun. Bush style. We see a live snake and then he's eating something, but it doesn't look like he really kills the snake, and what he's eating could be fish or maybe some cooked snake.
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At one point in the movie, we get a random scene of a python fighting a monitor lizard. We never find out the outcome.

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