PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes.
For his transformation into a snake Dirk spent up to seven hours in makeup and in the final stages of the transformation he had to be carried to the set on a stretcher.
You are a real and a bona fide genius. First one I ever met.
Dr. Carl Stoner: It's rare to be appreciated for one's failures.
Dr. Stone mentions housing a snake in the "storm cellar" at one point. As the film is set in Southern California rather than the Midwest or the American South it is highly unlikely that Stoner's house would have a storm cellar. California is not prone to violent storms.
A pre-title card opens the film declaring all the reptiles used in the film were real and states "We wish to thank the cast and crew for their courageous efforts while being exposed to extremely hazardous conditions."
Video version has alternate footage of Heather Menzies' nude bathing scene.