Venom (2005)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A voodoo horror flick without the mojo, Venom is chock full of gory impalings of interchangeable teenage girls and hunky guys by an unstoppable zombie whose unimaginative rampage quickly lulls us to sleep.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

This straight-up slasher flick probably should have gone straight to video for the cheesy-looking, computer-generated snakes alone.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Even by the standards of the current Miramax fire sale, this misbegotten horror film deserved to go direct to video. Or cable. Or oblivion.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A standard-issue popcorn horror pic.

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Time Out

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.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Basically just a moss-strewn remake of his 1997 hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Fun, very tense, and occasionally creepy.

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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models.

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Justin Chang

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.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 21% Flixster User Reviews
Cast:Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips, Method Man, Laura Ramsey, Pawel Szajda, James Pickens Jr., Rick Cramer, D.J. Cotrona, Stacey… More
Todd Smith
How bad was Venom? It was so bad, that they couldn't even get things to jump out and scare you at the right time! It absolutely kills me! The story is… More
Dean King
Caught this on TV last night, surprised I had not heard of it. A decent little slasher film with some emerging young stars in the cast. Not very gory but feels… More
Sylvester Kuo
Dull with random killings and many cliches. Ethnic horror gone wrong. Ending was the worst thing ever, you can't kill the monster except using a truck?
Brendan Nicholls
boring film & considering the talent behind the scenes this is a major disappointment for horror buffs. the story isn't anything to write home about… More
Barry Lappin
Cheesy but watchable

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