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This voodoo horror tale, set deep in the swamps of Louisiana, centers around a group of teenagers, who are trying to uncover the truth behind a friend's mysterious death. What they discover is an evil force worse than anything they could have possibly imagined. Now, they are running for their lives.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This straight-up slasher flick probably should have gone straight to video for the cheesy-looking, computer-generated snakes alone."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Even by the standards of the current Miramax fire sale, this misbegotten horror film deserved to go direct to video. Or cable. Or oblivion."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Fun, very tense, and occasionally creepy."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Never strays from the mainstream slasher genre's long-decayed bylaws."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Don't go in with high expectations, and you might enjoy yourself!"
‑ Johnny Butane, Dread Central
"The slasher clichés on reshuffle are old enough to predate the births of most of the flick's nubile victims-to-be, including tight-T-shirt wearer Agnes Bruckner."
‑ , Time Out
"Basically just a moss-strewn remake of his 1997 hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"None of the actors is identified until the very end of the credits; in fact, it would have been a kindness not to name them at all, so I won't here."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"In reality, Venom is nothing more than the teenage slasher formula applied to the swamp."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Venom is about as animated as Ray the zombie; they're both still up and walking, not realizing they're dead and gone."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models."
‑ Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
"As mindless scare machines go, Dimension Films' bayou-set slasher thriller acquits itself well enough. Gratuitously gory and derivative to the core, Venom manages to deliver some effective frights in between large swaths of voodoo gibberish."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Gillespie consegue criar momentos eficientes de tensão a partir de um roteiro que, mesmo absurdo, sabe explorar bem as convenções do gênero. E, de brinde, o filme ainda conta com uma ótima fotografia."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...the film eventually degenerates into a conventional and hackneyed mess."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Venom is too darn familiar to become anyone's dark-horse favorite, but I'd say it's worthy of a rental if you love the horror stuff."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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