Snakes on a Train (2006)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Natural Horror  |   Release Date - Aug 15, 2006 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Jeremy Wheeler

Asylum Entertainment throws yet another rip-off opus onto the rental shelves with Snakes on a Train -- an exceedingly gross horror flick with a high dose of no-budget effects at the end. In that way, the flick actually lives up to its marketing, as yes, a giant snake does indeed eat a full-sized train in the last few minutes! Leading up to that point is a bit of hurdle, however. The poor acting and thin plot are to be expected; what isn't is how far the filmmakers have pushed the nasty envelope as far as the gore is concerned. Stockpiles of other films have beaten cinema's bloody boundaries to a pulp in the past, though not many have continually wrenched such sick imagery for the sake of cheap exploitation. While Samuel L. Jackson's-kitsch thriller aimed for audiences to have fun with the material, this blatant knock-off only pushes viewers away with its disease-ridden characters and neon green snake puke. Of course, it'll always come down to the outrageous finale with this Snakes.., as that is where the movie finally drops the disgusting tone and delivers on its B-movie absurdity.