Wednesday 14 August 2013

DVD review: Snake Club: Revenge of the Snake Woman (2013)

Ancient legend tells of Lamia, the beautiful queen and adulteress whose lover was put to death. After being transformed into a snake, she murders and enslaves the innocent until the gods turn her to into a stone statue. When a thief steals the statue of Lamia, all hell starts to break loose in an L.A. strip club when the blood from his gunshot wound transforms the statue into a serpent, who in turn bites the star performer. One by one, the other dancers are turned into her slaves as the customers become blood sacrifices for a midnight ritual that will allow her to roam the Earth forever! Snake Club: Revenge of the Snake Woman is written by Kenny White and is directed by David Palmieri. The acting isn´t very good, the camerawork and editing is good. The pacing is decent, even if the running time is just 82 minutes there are some scenes that are just meant to extend the flicks duration. I know that the soundtrack is intended to be modern dance music (almost the entire movie takes place at the strip club) but it isn´t very good. There is gratuitous topless nudity in this, especially courtesy of Veronica Ricci (she´s either in her underwear or topless throughout the whole movie) but also from several of the other actresses including brief topless nudity from Vanessa Sheri who also is responsible for costume and wardrobe (a lot of really skimpy outfits in this movie). There are lots and lots of exotic dancing from Veronica Ricci and her fellow female cast members although it feels pretty uninspired and ain´t especially good or sexy. Many of these scenes feels like attempts to padd out the running time. There is some gore and almost all of it is practical fx. The most potentially graphic stuff is kept off screen, for instance a male character gets his dick ripped off (which prompts the following oneliner; "I like it when a man spray over my face"), even if there are some graphic bite marks and a disemboweling scene. There´s creature makeup fx as the Snake woman is revealed in its true form towards the end and it looks good.
Snake Club: Revenge of the Snake Woman is also known as Arise of The Snake Woman and will be released will be released on September 24, 2013 on DVD (region all) by TomCat Releasing (Tempe Video)
This review is based upon the german region 2 DVD release from Edel Germany GmbH, it´s uncut and english audio is available.
Rating: 5½ out of 7. Snake Club: Revenge of the Snake Woman is trashy but it´s well aware of it, it does not pretend to be something it is not and instead keeps pouring on the scenes featuring semi-nude or topless women, it sports an attractive cast of female actresses and there are some gore. I probably enjoyed this much more than I should have.. LoL


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