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Motion Picture Purgatory: SPASMS (1983)

What happens when you make a killer snake movie and the robotic creepy crawlie that the FX guys make doesn’t actually work? Well, you probably end up with something like SPASMS, the latest Canadian genre flick profiled on Rick Trembles’ Motion Picture Purgatory This early ’80s Cancon creature feature never quite works but you can’t blame it for not trying–director William Fruet tried to get around technical issues by packing in ancient cults, Oliver Reed battling a psychic snake, Tangerine Dream songs and Al Waxman exploding in a van. Rick sez: