Triskaidekafiles is a love letter to cheesy cinema from the 80s and 90s, with the occasional dip into other eras.  if you're a fan of MST3K, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, or just bad horror movies in general, Trisk is the place for you.

Filtering by Tag: snakes

Rattlers (1976)


WRITERS: Jerry Golding, John McCauley

DIRECTOR: John McCauley

STARRING: Sam Chew as Tom

Elisabeth Chauvet as Ann

Dan Priest as Colonel

Ron Gold as Delaney

Al Dunlap as General

Dan Balentine as Pilot

QUICK CUT: A man and woman go off into the desert investigate mysterious happenings in the desert, and run afoul of the military. Oh, and snakes.

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Jennifer (1978)


WRITER: Screenplay by Kay Cousins Johnson
    Story by Steve Krantz

DIRECTOR: Brice Mack

STARRING: Lisa Pelikan as Jennifer Baylor
    Bert Convy as Jeff Reed
    Nina Foch as Mrs. Calley
    Amy Johnston as Sandra Tremayne
    John Gavin as Senator Tremayne
    Jeff Corey as Luke Baylor
    Louise Hoven as Jane Delano
    Ray Underwood as Dayton Powell

QUICK CUT: A young girl going to an exclusive private school on a scholarship becomes the target of bullies.  How shall they work out their differences??

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Curse 2: The Bite (1988)


WRITERS: Susan Zelouf & Federico Prosperi

DIRECTOR: Fred Goodwin

STARRING: Jill Schoelen as Lisa Snipes
   J. Eddie Peck as Clark Newman
   Jamie Farr as Harry Morton
   Bo Svenson as The Sheriff

QUICK CUT: The aftermath of the events at the Gardner farm come home to roost, as the space goo infects more water and more people...wait, what?  This has nothing to do with the first movie?  At all?  Then what's this about?  A radioactive snake bites a guy and turns his arm into a snake?  What does that have to do with a meteor from space poisoning the water supply??  How is this a sequel?  Sigh.

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The Curse (1987)


WRITER: David Chaskin

DIRECTOR: David Keith

STARRING: Wil Wheaton as Zack
   Claude Akins as Nathan
   Malcolm Danare as Cyrus
   Cooper Huckabee as Forbes
   John Schneider as Willis
   Amy Wheaton as Alice
   Steve Carlisle as Davidson
   Kathleen Jordan Gregory as Frances

QUICK CUT: A young farmboy living with a cruel, religious father wishes he could escape into the stars aboard the Enterprise.  Instead, the stars come to him and makes Zack long for the days when his stepfather just backhanded him daily.

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SSSSSSS (1972)

WRITEN BY: Screenplay by Hal Dresner
   Story by Matt Striepeke

DIRECTED BY: Bernard L. Kowalski

Strother Martin as Dr. Carl Stoner
   Dirk Benedict as David Blake
   Heather Menzies as Kristine Stoner
   Richard B. Shul as Dr. Daniels
   Tim O. Connor as Kogen
   Jack Ging as Sheriff
   Kathleen King as Kitty
   Reb Brown as Steve, Randall

QUICK CUT: When Dr. Stoner needs a new research assistant for his herpetological research, he recruits David Blake from the local college.  Oh, and he turns him into a snake for shits and giggles.

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