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1998 - 93m.

Just another by-the-book "giant reptile" movie that's flooded the home video market in the past three years or so but you should be able to get a bunch of cheesy B-movie enjoyment out of this one.

Unserious in tone and filled with recognizable character actors this tells of the small town of Fillmore that's attacked by a giant cross between a king cobra and a diamondback rattler that just escaped from an experimental lab. Since the annual beer festival is on; the sheriff, her boyfriend doctor and a snake expert (played hammily by Pat Morita) set out to stop the rampaging beast.

A throwback to old monster movies this manages to be fairly entertaining if you ignore the many plot holes on hand. Wisely keeps the giant snake off-screen for a good part of the film, but when it does show-up it's okay looking (it was created by the Chiodo Brothers who are best known for Killer Klowns and creating the Critters).

It's not a very good movie, but taken in the right frame of mind it's not bad. Erik Estrada turns in an embarassing cameo as a stereotypical gay man. Check out the laughable dropkick scene.

Directed By: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand.
Written By: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand.

Starring: Pat Morita, Scott Brandon, Kasey Fallo, Joseph Ruskin.