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Snake Island (2002)
 
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"Snake Island, where man is the endangered species."

There is plenty to appreciate here for those who like terrible killer snake movies. A river boat full of tourists in Africa makes what is supposed to be a quick stop at an island dock but when a snake drops onto the boat and a tourist trying to whack it to death accidentally breaks open the gas tanks, they all become stranded on Snake Island where thousands of angry snakes try to kill them. The ridiculous backstory is that the snakes were washed to the island after a natural dam burst, then they evolved to kill any human that dared to set foot on the island. The natives know not to go there but somebody decided to build a hunting lodge there and the snakes killed everybody. The lodge was then abandoned for 30 years until one of our characters bought it and once again the snakes go on the warpath. The snakes come from just about everywhere - the drop out of trees, hide under beds and in closets, piles of fruit, under bedcovers, in shoes, toilets, boats, jeeps, cupboards, and there are even snakes in the grass. There may be more snake appearances in this movie than in anything I've seen, and most of them are real, with a few fakes thrown in. And since the movie was shot in South Africa, there are plenty of snakes not often seen in movies such as puff adders, spitting cobras, mambas and Gaboon vipers, along with a few non-African snakes. The snakes are killed in many creative ways - whacked with cricket bats, shot with rifles, stomped on, smashed with brooms, and more. It looks like some of the snakes were killed for real, but there's a disclaimer at the end stating that "No Animals were harmed in the making of this Film" so maybe the dead snakes we see were found that way.

As a bonus, a couple of the women get drunk, turn on some music, take off their shirts, then dance around the fire at night while we see some snakes in the background raised up and dancing along with them.In another scene, a tourist opens a can of cookies and finds a snake which he tosses through the air. A local woman grabs it and starts biting it, then she laughs and tells him it's a fake, which lodge workers use to keep the monkeys away from the food. But the funniest scene is probably when two newlyweds are in bed and the woman leaves to put on her new red honeymoon underwear. When she comes back and shows it off for him, she thinks her husband is aroused by her outfit, only to find that he's dead and the only activity under the bedcovers was an elevated cobra.

 

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