The Reptile

Hardcore Hammerheads (fans of Britain’s Hammer Films) should be drooling at the prospect of 16 new-to-video titles making their way to the shelves over the next year. Or not. While the first four releases (all respectfully restored and letterboxed) include two Christopher Lee efforts, Rasputin: The Mad Monk and Dracula: Prince of Darkness, and the promising-sounding Plague of the Zombies, only The Reptile has the fright stuff. The intriguing plot involves a series of ghastly deaths in a remote English village, a theologist’s mysterious daughter (Cher look-alike Jacqueline Pearce), and an unwary married couple (Ray Barrett and Jennifer Daniel). You’d have to be an idiot not to guess the outcome, but who cares? It’s fun all the way, and the climax is indeed ‘orrible. B

The Reptile
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