31 Days of Terror 2019

This book includes a total of 35 lists sorted by themes, as well as several bonus lists. Each list contains 31 recommended horror movies for each day of October. The closer you get to Halloween, the better the horror gets. Roll a six-sided die twice, during each day of October. Next, refer to the table of contents to find which list your result matches. Go to that list. Find and watch the movie that corresponds to today’s date. This system may be used year-round for those times where inspiration is at its lowest. Happy Halloween!

Silent Predators

A small town deals with a rattlesnake invasion.

 

United States
1999
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Animals: 
Snake
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
3.04
You'll crawl out of this one...
4
3.04
7.04
6
1
3
2
Performances
Editing
Effects
Humans are greedy. Humans destroy natural habitat. Snakes get angry. Snakes kill. This made-for-TV film is halfway between a soap opera with snakes and a typical, actually angry snake movie. It’s kind of dumb, but it contains none of the tongue-in-cheek humor you’d expect. You’re never sure if you should take this film seriously. Well, in the end, it's rather serious… way too serious.
The post-production editing can get annoying. Fortunately, the snakes aren’t in 3-D. They don’t appear to be stock footage either, but they don’t directly interact with the actors. The illusion is charming, but if you think about what you are watching, you’ll see that the snakes are framed separately. This probably required strong synchronism, but it doesn’t fool anyone.
No horror movie about a snake invasion goes without its environmental commentary. Silent Predators is no exception. Politicizing the antagonist has always been a thing in these films, and it’s a device that pretty much writes itself. Sadly, this film has been made many times before and much better. John Carpenter contributed to the teleplay but we don’t feel his magic touch.
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