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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow
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Bill Pullman Bill Pullman
Dennis Alan
Cathy Tyson Cathy Tyson
Marielle Duchamp
Zakes Mokae Zakes Mokae
Dargent Peytraud
Paul Winfield Paul Winfield
Lucien Celine
Brent Jennings Brent Jennings
Louis Mozart
Conrad Roberts Conrad Roberts
Christophe
Badja Djola Badja Djola
Gaston


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Richard Maxwell Richard Maxwell
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1 year, 9 months ago at Sep 13 2:30
Initial Thought: I decided to go ahead and watch another Wes Craven film in dedication. Plus it's a take on zombies which are my favorite. So it should be interesting to see how they are depicted in this. Also you can't go wrong with a young Bill Pullman.

Characters/Acting: Good ole Bill Pullman when he was only starting off. It's always interesting to see really well known actors in ... read more
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An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Release date: 5 February 1988
UPC: 014381462524
Tags: Horror (19), Voodoo (18), Zombies (16), Buried Alive (11), Haiti (11), Occult (10), Thriller (7), Bill Pullman (7), Drug Company (6), Potion (6), 1988 (4), 1980s (4), Zombie (3), Poison (3), Hallucination (3), Based On Book (2), Based On True Story (2), Male Nudity (2), Blood (2), Woman On Top (1)
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