Snakes (1974)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Natural Horror  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A kind of reptilian take on Willard, Snakes finds a lonely, backwoods eccentric taking revenge on the small-town folks who wronged him by means of some deadly, venomous serpents. Though he leads a somewhat isolated life, Snakey Bender (Les Tremayne) relishes in the simple pleasures of listening to marching music with his friend Burt (Richard Kennedy) and watching while local schoolteacher Miss Williams fondles Lucifer, his prized snake. When the local pastor convinces the children of the town to stop bringing small animals out to Snakey's place to feed to his collection of reptiles, the gears of disaster are set into motion. It's not long before a rejection by Miss Williams and Burt's revelation that he can no longer get together with Snakey to enjoy their marching music push the lonely old recluse into a murderous frenzy; and when the town grocer beats Lucifer to death, Snakey begins to utilize his scaly little friends to murderous effect.