The Serpent and the Rainbow
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Watch The Serpent and the Rainbow with English subtitles

1988 98 Mins Audio: English CC English, MPA Maturity Rating Motion Picture Association Maturity Rating: R BBFC Maturity Rating British Board of Film Classification Maturity Rating: 18 Maturity Rating 18+
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Watch The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) online with English, subtitles. The Serpent and the Rainbow is a 1988 movie with a runtime of 98 minutes. Director Wes Craven, Cast Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae,


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. Currently you are able to watch "The Serpent and the Rainbow " streaming on we platform.

Horror, Thriller,

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The Serpent and the Rainbow Parent guide

Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
During a sex scene, you briefly see a woman's breasts. For most of this scene, you can only see the side of her breast. Scene is sensual and lasts about a minute. Several wide shots of the woman riding the man, closeups of her face "in ecstasy". Music over the entire scene, no voices/noises.

Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
Torture, beheadings, some violence and blood. A man is tied to a chair and has a nail driven through his scrotum (unseen). He screams and in another shot he is bleeding heavily. A guy's head is cut off. You only see the blade swing down. Later, a person is seen drinking his blood. Many decomposing corpses are seen. The head of a decomposed corpse is crushed. A man is stabbed in the scrotum. A man gets burned, and his badly burned face is seen later. Some people are buried alive. A decomposed corpse pulls its mouth open A possessed man rips his head off and throws it at a character. The slight amount of visible blood is green. Various scenes involving blood in no violent context whatsoever. A snake leaps out and grabs onto a mans face.

Profanity Reason
Occasional profanities are used throughout the film.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Some alcohol consumption. The plot of the film revolves around a powder that turns people into 'zombies'.

Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
Some horror scenes. Lots of fantastical scary hallucinations. Several corpse zombies., some jump scares. The scenes involving characters being buried alive are intense. This movie has a tense and creepy tone to it.

Universal Pictures,

United States of America,





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