DVD info from Amazon
Creepy-Crawly Horror Trailers
for "Rattlers," "Attack of the Giant Leeches," "The Black
Cat," "The Crawling Hand," "Creature of the Walking Dead,"
"Devil Woman," "Don't Open the Window," "The Horror of Party
Beach," "The Killer Shrews," "Night of the Cobra Woman" and
"Spasmitus Midnight Thrill Show"
Snake-O-Rama Shorts "Snake
Charmer," "Dina Newell the Cobra Girl," "Snake Dream,"
"Esmeralda at the Cafe d'Artist," "Snake Lover" and "Snake vs.
Extra Added Attraction: Boris
Karloff is the evil leader of a Cult of Voodoo Worshippers in
the Mexihorror feature "The Snake People" (1968, 90 min.)
Ghastly Gallery of Ghoulish
Comic Cover Art with Horror Audio Rarities
Novak didn't produce the film, however. It is one of
Novak's pick-up films, that is, films he acquired rights to after they
were made by someone else.
This is a cliché creature film. The government ditches
a leaking nerve gas container in a mine shaft, not realizing that the
shaft is a rattlesnake den. The gas makes them aggressive, and they go
on the rampage a la The Birds, The Swarm, Arachnophobia, etc. A
college professor is brought in to consult by the local police, and a
young, attractive woman is hired to help him out and serve as his
photographer. Guess as to the rest of the plot, and you will more than
likely be correct.
It is not incompetent, and so has no bad film charm. It is just
derivative and ordinary.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description,
I suppose this is a C-, only for genre addicts.