A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

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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Silent Predators (1999)
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"The hunt is on. You're the Prey"

If they're silent predators, then why are they always rattling and hissing so loudly?  This one is so bad, it's not even good. In San Catalano, San Diego County, California, twenty years after a mutant tropical rattlesnake escaped and reproduced with the native rattlesnakes, all the local buzzworms have become evil demons with a neverending craving to sink their massive fangs into human flesh injecting gallons of venom 50 times more toxic than it should be. These snakes just want to kill people, not for food, not in self-defense, but just because they have to do it. And 25 to 35 thousand of them are just coming out of hibernation (because southern California gets so darned cold in the winter.) We can blame a bunch of greedy land developers who keep blowing up stuff so they can bulldoze more open space for waking the snakes earlier than usual. Throw your brain out the window if you want to watch this one. Or better yet, throwout the dvd and watch something better, perhaps something from the Criterion Collection, maybe a black and white 1950's Danish art film. No? OK, then prepare to watch these "western diamondbacks" invade the bedroom community and bite anything that moves, many of them apparently disguised as harmless snakes if we can go by what we see on camera. We get to see the world as the snakes see it too, with the red-screen snake cam.  Even though the snake den scenes are so atrocious you can barely see the snakes in them, you can see that all sorts of real snakes were used here, even an Australian Black-headed Python masquerading as a California Kingsnake because, for some reason, much of this movie was made in Australia.

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