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The Serpent and the Rainbow

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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R 98 min - Horror, Thriller - 5 February 1988
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A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

Director:  Wes Craven

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Storyline

A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.


Collections: Wes Craven

Tagline: Don't bury me...I'm not dead!

Genres: Horror, Thriller

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Language:  English
Release Date:  5 February 1988

Box Office

Budget:  $7,000,000
Revenue:  $19,595,031

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 38 min