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The Serpent and the Rainbow(Review)[Twisted Throwback Thursday]

Updated: Jun 24


I felt it very apropos to talk about The Serpent and The Rainbow...in speaking of black horror, I feel no other film comes close to representing what that truly means as well as having a cultural impact. The film is loosely based on a true story by the same name and is about an anthropologist who travels to Haiti to research a case of a man who supposedly died and has returned to life. He finds out truth can be stranger than fiction as he is uncovers the secrets of voodoo and finds himself targeted by an evil voodoo priest.


What I love about this movie is the fact it is a pretty faithful look at Haitan culture and teaches you a bit about how voodoo works. I would say this is one of Wes Craven's best films that isn't the Nightmare on Elm Street. This movie gets weird as it goes on, and some of the visuals are a bit frightening. You will find yourself unable to turn the light off after viewing this. Definitely recommend watching it as there is a lot this movie has to offer

Till next time, stay safe and stay scared -Tha Thrilla-

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