The Serpent and the Rainbow



98 Min

The Serpent and the Rainbow


Dennis Allan is an scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumour of a drug which renders the recipient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide… Read More


Feb 5th, 1988


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- Inspired the song Voodoo by Godsmack, an alternative rock band. The band wrote the song while watching the film together, however most people believe that the song is about shooting heroin.…More

- When Dr. Alan is poisoned in Lucien Celine's villa, he grabs a Haitian man who emphatically shouts "No! No! No! No!". This extra actor was seen earlier in the film playing a grave robber…More

- Wes Craven confirmed in interview that unlike some of his previous films, his first cut of The Serpent and the Rainbow got R rating without any problems by MPAA.More

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