Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Woefully archaic in its British B-pic reliance on very cheap thrills and very worn dramatic clichés, and without any self-parodic saving grace, Venom spells box-office poison. A kidnapped kid, a killer snake loose in the house, sibilant Teuton Kinski and sneering Bulldog Reed hamming villainy against each other, and Nicol Williamson the sorely tried bobby out in the sealed-off London street. Get the picture? There is more (by way of disgressive star turns, that is), but never enough to raise a glimmer of interest or tension in the static rituals of siege cinema.


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Piers Haggard
Robert Carrington
Sterling Hayden
Klaus Kinski
Sarah Miles
Oliver Reed
Cornelia Sharpe
Nicol Williamson
Susan George
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