Unrated | | Horror
In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation.
Roy Ashton's makeup for the creature included appliances created from a mold taken of real snakeskin.
I could kill you!
The Malay: Possibly, but you could never be free then, could you?
The bartender draws an ale for Harry Spaulding and sets it before him on the bar. The ale is completely flat, with no foam, which it should have if just drawn or poured.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. It is believed all cuts were waived in 1994 when the film was granted a '15' certificate for home video. However Hammer have put out a call trying to locate lost or censored footage from the following scene: An extended knife in neck/snake bite scene (this is thought to exist, but no known evidence). This rather suggests that this is the footage censored from the 1966 cinema release and that it is still missing from home video releases. The BBFC cut was described in The DarkSide magazine as: A gloating close-up during the lancing of a snake bite.