Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

An American horror directed by Wes Craven, starring Bill Pullman and Paul Winfield.
An American scientist goes to South America and Haiti on research expeditions. After drinking Ayahuasca, he investigates issues involving zombies and the dust that is used.
This was pretty decent. There were lots of action scenes as Lonestar (Spaceballs) left his space-RV and mog behind. I'm not sure if Yogurt would approve of the combination of psychotropic chemicals that he ingests, or Princess Vespa of his relationship with the film's female protagonist, but it did lead to quite the adventure. The final scene did take into account his Schwartz powers though. As stated previously, I like to imagine actors as their roles in other films while watching the current one. The plot and characters were interesting. I really liked the voodoo priest who taught how to make zombie dust. Camera-work included many moving shots and most of the editing was at a quick pace. There were also some good special effects with zombies, dream sequences, magic and containers that burned when smashed. Overall, not a bad flick. I rate it adequate. You might want to watch this one.

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