|Directed by||William Fruet|
|Produced by||John Newton
John G. Pozhke
|Written by||Don Enright
|Music by||Eric Robertson
|Distributed by||Producers Distributing Corporation|
Jason Kincaid (Oliver Reed) has a massive serpent captured in a remote island. He brought it to the US because it killed his brother, and he now shares some kind of psychic link with it. He enlists the help of psychologist Tom Brazilian (Peter Fonda) to study the animal and the mental connection, but they do not count on a group of snake worshiping Satanists to complicate matters by accidentally setting the beast free.
- Peter Fonda as Dr. Tom Brazilian
- Oliver Reed as Jason Kincaid
- Kerrie Keane as Suzanne Cavadon
- Al Waxman as Warren Crowley
- Miguel Fernandes as Mendes / Tasaki
- Marilyn Lightstone as Dr. Claire Rothman
- Angus MacInnes as Duncan Tyrone
- Laurie Brown as Allison
- Gerard Parkes as Capt. Novack
- William Needles as Dean Franklin
- Denis Simpson as Abo Shaman.
- Patrick Brymer as Sailor / Agent
- George Bloomfield as Rev. Thomas Thanner
- Al Maini as Abo Interpreter
- Denise Fergusson as Psycho Patient
The screenplay by Fruet and Don Enright is based on the novel Death Bite by Michael Maryk and Brent Monahan. The production ran out of money before shooting was finished and the final scene had to be heavily padded with flashback sequences in an effort to lengthen the movie to a respectable runtime. The film's special effects were designed by Dick Smith.
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Producers Distributing Corporation in May 1984. The film was on VHS by Thorn EMI Video. As of 2011, the film has not been officially released on DVD
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