Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Tara Reid, Jonathan Scarfe, Corbin Bernsen, Genevieve Buechner, Stephen E. Miller
Director: Bill Corcoran
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
A group of genetically enhanced vipers are on the loose after a break-in at a medical research laboratory. They don't just bite. They eat. Reproducing at a rapid rate, they now outnumber the locals of a nearby remote islan... more »
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James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 3/2/2010...
This poisonous flick is really good at helping one find sleep. Well, unless your bag is CGI snakes/vipers of course.
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Cheap Thrills and Bad CGI
D. Broussard | Abbeville, LA | 11/12/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Sci-Fi Channel produces as many films as there are weeks in a year. Are any of them good? Not really. But that notion has probably created a stigma on the channel, so when one comes along that is decent; people just flat out dismiss it. I mean, you do know what you are going to get when one says "it's a Sci-Fi Channel" movie. As in the case with Vipers, who cares? I'm glad I knew what I was going to get. I watched it with only one frame of mind: snake carnage.
To my surprise, I got actual good acting and a decent story, with characters I was rooting for not-not-to die. And yes, I got my snake carnage.
As with these types of films, we start with a researcher with a good plan on using the snake venom to cure cancer or something but these scientifically-enhanced snakes break loose onto a hapless, calm, quite island called Eden Island. These snakes don't just bite, they eat and devour! Blood, gore, all of that good stuff is here and on any late night beer and pizza run, this would be ideal. Luckily, director Bill Corcoran gives us something a bit more, despite some fun B-movie moments.
Tara Reid stars as Nicky, a fiancée of a dead soldier from the Iraq War. She's angry, bitter, and flirty, all of that good stuff Reid is known for, but somehow she's quite good here. Cal (Jonathan Scarfe) is sent to Eden Island to replace a retiring doctor. He's soon forced into numerous quarrels of ex-lovers and other island drama, all the while falling for Nicky and saving people from killer snakes. Scarfe is really good, perhaps too good for a TV movie-of-the-week, but as such, gives the film a foundation to establishing characters we will care about. Some of the drama gets a tad soap-y, but hey, I dug it all. That's the oddest thing too, it's written better than it should've been, I keep saying this, but for a Sci-Fi movie, it needed to be whatever, just have science stuff and killer CG animals, but it had more.
Even if the snakes were minimal and little blood, I would've still enjoyed the flick. Now the snakes are cheap looking, low CGI effects, and the typical crap they use in these Sci-Fi films. I wish they would use this sparingly or mix it with practical effects. Granted something like Anaconda has better effects, but they also have 10 times the budget Vipers did. I'm actually surprised at the level of gore and tits in this film, being it were made for TV. Oh well, with my beer and pizza at midnight, I get snakes, gore, tits, and a decent snake movie that I enjoyed more than any of the last handful, I say bring it!
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A Poor Excuse Even for a "Genre" Flick
Cory T. Shaeffer | Pittsburgh | 10/15/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"About 30 minutes into the movie, Tara Reid actually calls herself (or at least the character she is playing) a trainwreck. Self-parody intended or not, that was worth a star all by itself. Otherwise, the movie lurches in the gutter (it is comparable to some of those dreadful Masters of Horror movies). The story is not that bad (although predictable) but the fake snakes take the cake. They appear so fake that they don't even blend in with the scenery. It looks as if someone has drawn them onto the screen (animated snakes would have actually been MORE credible). And by the way, snakes don't feed that way, either, nor do they travel in packs like wolverines - they need to check their facts. But at that point, it is only a minor criticism. The movie is redeemed at times by scenes of unntentional amusement. If they gave acting awards out for being able to make an audience howl without trying whatsoever to be funny, Reid and Bernsen would be right up there with the best of them.
Hearing your toothless uncle talk politics at Thanksgiving dinner might be more intertaining than this."
Actually pretty good
Adam Martin | 08/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was actually one of the better snake movies out there. full of blood and gore, hell yeah. It is definately worth watching if you are into horror or creature films. There is alot of bad ones out there, this isnt one of them."