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Snakes Used to Shock Us in Movies

This is an alphabetical list of movies in this category taken from the main Snakes in Movies List.

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6 Souls (2010) 

 A creepy mountain guy milks venom from a snake into a jar on a picnic table in front of his trailer home.
6 Souls
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)  

Dr. Lao's circus features a giant talking snake and a Medusa who can turn onlookers to stone.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Billy Jack (1971)  

Billy Jack performs a snake ritual  alone in a circle with a rattlesnake.
Billy Jack
Blood Feast (1963)

A caterer kills women to use them in a feast for the evil Egyptian love goddess and for some reason there's a snake involved.
Blood Feast
The Born Fighter (1966) (Fighting Elegy)  

An angry gangster kills a snake to show how mean he is.
The Born Fighter
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) 

A delinquent boy put a snake in the pocket of another boy who asks an unwitting man with a fear of snakes to take it out. 
The Bride Goes Wild
Buried (2010) 

Filmmakers are afraid that a guy buried alive in a coffin is not scary enough so they cheapen the movie by putting a snake in there with him.
Call Her Savage (1932)  

Clara Bow passionately whips the rattlesnake that scared her horse causing her to be thrown onto the ground.
Call Her Savage
The Campaign (2012)  

A politician handles snakes to woo a snake-handling cult but gets bitten instead.
the campaign
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)

A snake brought to a boy's birthday party as a present escapes, causing widespread panic.
Cheaper By the Dozen
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)  

A guy sits on a cactus then sees a rattlesnake and thinks he was snakebit until his friend makes him bend over and pulls out a cactus spine.
City Slickers 2
Cobra Verde (1987) 

An African King's witch doctor lays a sacred python in the path of an advancing army to make it retreat.
Cobra Verde
The Deadly Companions (1961) 

Another Western rattlesnake bites the dust just because it was there.
Deadly Companions
Fallen Idol (1948)  

A cobra strikes at a little boy behind a window at zoo.
The Fallen Idol
Flypaper (1997)

A young couple drink antivenom then lie down unclothed in a swimming pool full of live rattlesnakes that keep biting them but they don't seem to mind.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 

Car thieves steal a Hummer with a "Snake" license plate and find out there's a real snake in it.
Gone In 60 Seconds
Greed (1924)  

A rattlesnake strikes out at a man and his mule travelling through Death Valley.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Evil villain Walmart has a giant python following him around that the kids must kill.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2
Immaculate Conception (1992)

I don't shock easily, but watching a man put a snake up his nose and seeing it crawl out his mouth got me.
Immaculate Conception Snakes
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)  

Indy is sinking in quicksand so he is thrown a long snake and uses it like a rope to pull himself out.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989)  

We learn the origin of Indy's fear of snakes on a circus train.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)  

Indiana Jones hates snakes, but rapels into a temple full of them anyway.
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)  

A python drops onto a woman's neck at night in the forest.
Indiana Jones
The Karate Kid (2010) 

A young boy watches a Woman high on a temple practicing her martial arts with a cobra.
The Karate Kid
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)  

An alcoholic's delirium includes a Boa Constrictor in his bedroom.
Le Cercle Rouge
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) 

The Okefenokee swamp is full of dangerous Boa Constrictors and biting Cottonmouths.
Lure of the Wilderness
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)  

With his fast hands Mad Max grabs a slow snake that's guarding a flying machine.
Mad Max 2
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

The lair of diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu contains underground passages that are crawling with snakes.
The Mask of Fu Manchu
Mother India (1957)  

A young man teases girls with a snake and a woman trying to save her children in a flood is pestered by a snake looking for a place to climb up out of the water.
Mother India
The Naked Prey (1965)  

A white man running away from an African tribe that wants to kill him, encounters snakes on his journey.
Naked Prey
Night at the Museum (2006)   

Everything comes alive at night in the museum, including the albino pythons.
Night at the Museum
Noah (2014)  

CGI snakes crawl onto the ark along with frogs and lizards.
Octopussy (1983)  

Bond's contact man in India is an ophidiophobic snake charmer with a cobra in a basket.
Outback (2019)

American tourists lost in the Australian outback encounter deadly snakes.
Papillon (1973)   (IMDB)

When Steve McQueen is trying to catch butterflies, he sees a large python stretched out on a fallen tree. Nice snake, but wrong continent.
Later we see some Boa Constrictor skins hanging from vines near a shack in the jungle.

Prisoners (2013)

A detective looking for abducted children opens some storage boxes and finds some of them full of mellow and harmless pet store snakes that shouldn't shock or bother anybody.

Santa Sangre (1989) 

A man pulls a large Burmese Python out of his pants.

Santa Sangre
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 

A snake shoots out of the mouth of a Haitian zombie corpse bride and bites the face of an American scientist.
3 Idiots
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)   

Harrison Ford pulls a snake out of Anne Heche's pants.
Six Days Seven Nights
Snake People (1971) (Isle of the Snake People)  

A snake priestess dances with snakes and turns people into zombies.
Snake People
Soldier Blue (1970) 

We see a rattlesnake crawl into a cow skull, for no obvious reason except to creep us out.
Soldier Blue
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)  

Pythons roam Yoda's planet and he has a California Kingsnake in the kitchen.
Empire Strikes Back
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Hunters in an African jungle pass a python that strikes out at them.
Tarzan and His Mate
Tourist Trap (1979) 

A woman stops to rest her arm on a branch that turns out to be a snake.
Tourist Trap
Tracks (2013)

A  young woman and her camels walk 1,700 miles through an Australian desert teeming with reptiles but we only get to see one lousy snake.
True Grit (1969) 

A girl falls into an abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes.
True Grit
True Grit (2010) 

A different girl falls into a different abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes.
True Grit
Turkey Shoot (Escape 2000) (1982)

A prisoner in a re-education camp is set free to be hunted to the death by a hunter. When she ducks into a hole to hide from her hunter, she finds a corpse with a snake crawling out of the skull.
Turkey Shoot
Vanishing Point (1971) 

A desert rat collects rattlesnakes for a snake-handling cult.
Vanishing Point
Viva Maria! (1965) 

Brigitte Bardot is a terrorist running from the law in Central America when she sees a boa constrictor on a tree that scares her.
Viva Maria
Walkabout (1971)  

A boy and a teenage girl lost in the Australian desert encounter lots of wildlife including pythons.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)   

A young boy picks up a rattlesnake with his bare hand and throws it to his brother.
Walk Hard
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) 

Giant pythons hanging out on branches scare the men of Wongo and Guna.
The Wild Women of Wongo
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) 

A boa constrictor terrifies a woman in this terrifyingly bad movie.
Women of the Prehistoric Planet
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