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Snakewoman (2005)

A publicist's agent seeking to secure the rights to a cult movie icon's life story travels to meet the actresses' surviving relatives. Upon making their acquaintance, the agent discovers that they live a life of unbridled hedonism.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco), Lina Romay (as Rosa M-a Almirall)
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Cast overview:
Carmen Montes ... Oriana Balasz / Snakewoman
Fata Morgana Fata Morgana ... Carla
Christie Levin Christie Levin ... Alpha / mad woman
Exequiel Caldas Exequiel Caldas ... Tony Garko (as Ezekiel Cohen)
Lina Romay ... Dr. Van Helsing
Antonio Mayans ... Nostradamus / friar
Luco Amadori III Luco Amadori III ... Andros / Old
Fabio Batistuta Fabio Batistuta ... Cabezon
Nat Adzibor Nat Adzibor ... Andros
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A company is interested in acquiring the rights to a cult movie icon Oriana Balasz's estate, so they send a representative, Carla who is given the task of persuading her heirs to sell the rightism. What appears to be a routine task quickly becomes difficult when the eccentric heirs reveal their intentions regarding the estate. Upon making their acquaintance, the agent discovers that they live a life of unbridled hedonism. This is a family with some sizable skeletons in their collective closet, and as the agent delves ever deeper into their mysterious background, she slowly begins to succumb to their dark and seductive charm.

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The woman with a snake tattoo
4 July 2012 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

From the Jess Franco movies made past 1990 which I've watched, 'Snakewoman' was the only pleasant surprise among a bunch of disappointments. Although the cheap video quality of the material isn't any better than the rest, the editing and storyline are closer to what he made in his best years around 1970 than any other of his recent works. The surreal atmosphere is there (to a degree at least), and Carmen Montes in the title role has a strong presence. This woman with a snake tattooed all around her body pretends to be the granddaughter of an actress from the silent movie era, but more likely that actress is her, and her gorgeous looks were preserved by undead vampiric life. She dances and seduces with a magic quality so that it feels like watching a ritual rather than a horror story. Now that's as close to 'Vampyros Lesbos' as Franco is ever going to get. I really enjoyed 'Snakewoman' for what it is, can't expect more without any budget to speak of.


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Release Date:

28 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

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