|NIGHT OF THE COBRA WOMAN (director: Andrew Meyer; screenwriters: Kerry Magness/story by Kerry Magness & Andrew Meyer; cinematographer: Raul Martinez Solares; editors: Barbara Pokras/Gervacio Santos; music: Restie Umali; cast: Joy Bang (Joanna), Marlene Clark (Lena Aruza), Roger Garrett (Stan Duff), Slash Marks (Sergeant Merkle), Vic Diaz (Japanese Soldier / Lopé), Rosemarie Gil (Francisca, Lope's mother), Bert Rivera (Ramon); Runtime: 85; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Roger Corman/Harvey Marks/; New World Pictures; 1972-USA/Philippines)|
|"The off-beat jungle tale could
satisfy those looking for a weird bad film, one
that could provide a few laughs."
by Dennis Schwartz
exotic exploitation film about a Filipino
snake cult, that's shot in Manilla. It's poorly
directed by Andrew Meyer ("The Sky Pirate"), a
Warhol protege. Roger Corman is the
producer. It's based on a preposterous story by Meyer
and Kerry Magness, that's
played straight. The acting is awful. The production
values are cheap.
Biology student Joanna (Joy Bang) and her boyfriend Duff (Roger Garrett) venture into the jungle, where Duff is seduced by the Cobra Woman. Joanna flees the jungle in fear of her life. When Duff no longer can provide sex to the demanding Cobra Woman, things turn even more absurd. When she's overwhelmed by her predicament, Lena becomes a cobra and Duff is sacrificed to her.
The off-beat jungle tale could satisfy those looking for a weird bad film, one that could provide a few laughs.
REVIEWED ON 4/25/2016 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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