The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) (3/4)

Serpent and the Rainbow, The

Dennis Allan is an scientist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumor 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 Papa Doc. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide what is science, what is superstition, and what is the unknown in a anarchistic society where police corruption and witch-doctory are commonplace.
Summary written by Murray Chapman {muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au}


Directed by: Wes Craven
The cast includes: Bill Pullman (Dennis Alan), Cathy Tyson (Marielle Duchamp), Zakes Mokae (Dargent Peytraud), Paul Winfield (Lucien Celine)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 98 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Believers, The (1987)
Related categories: Undead, Living Dead, & Mutants

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