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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

42nd St Pete Reviews A Sci-Fi Channel Movie this is Actually Good: Vipers

Vipers 2007 from Genius Entertainment with Tara Reid, Jonathan Scarfe & Corbin Bernsen. Directed by Bill Corcran

Usually I stay far away from these Sci-Fi Channel films, but this one isn’t bad, even with the CG snakes. A bunch of genetically engineered vipers escape from a lab and wind up on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Not only are they venomous, but carnivorous as well. Several victims are eaten, bones and all.

Bernsen, who has played the mad scientist or corporate prick in a bunch of films lately, sends a team to rescue the population of the island. Of course he has a plan to destroy the place to cover up any wrong doing. Bet he misses those LA Law paychecks.

Inasmuch as I hate CG effects, these are pretty good and the gore will appease some of the most jaded gorehounds. Sometime with the made for the Sci Fi Channel stuff, you have to get the DVD as they still cut out language, nudity and extreme violence. Hint: rent it before you buy it.


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