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Snakes Indoors Where They're Not Expected

These are movies that have wild snakes in houses or other buildings where they are not usually expected to be found.

This list
was originally titled "There's A Snake In The House!" but it was expanded to include other human-made places such as vehicles - cars, trucks, RVs and trailers, boats, trains, planes - and any place indoors where snakes are put to attack people. It does not include: outdoor yards and gardens; snakes kept in permanent cages or snake pits, captive snakes used indoors by snake dancers, snake charmers, or for snake fights; or snakes in any other indoor place where they are intentionally kept - unless a snake gets loose and becomes a threat.

Spoiler Alert !

Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching a film.

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Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951)  

After returning from a rattlesnake hunt, a New Mexico Sheriff sits at a table in a diner trying to feed steak with a fork to his pet rattlesnake that is coiled up in a flimsy box.
Ace in the Hole
Alexander (2004)

Alexander's mother Olympias (Anjelina Jolie) keeps a collection of snakes in a basket which sometimes crawl around her living area.
Alien from the Deep [Alien Degli Abissi] (1989)

A snake hunter who collects venomous snakes on a tropical island to sell their venom keeps one as a pet in his jungle home and uses the venom to make a poison dart shooter.
Alien from the Deep Screenshot
The Big Doll House (1971) 

A sadistic women's prison guard keeps snakes in her office and uses a cobra to torture women.
The Big Doll House
Big Freakin' Snake (2023)

Pollution causes some snakes to mutate into giants and others to agressively attack people.
Black Moon (1975) 

In a world where an army of men fights an army of women, a young girl on a surreal journey encounters several snakes.
Black Moon
Black Samurai (1977)

A mobster cult leader called The Warlock kills people by throwing them into a jail cell full of killer snakes.
Black Samurai
Boa vs. Python (2004)   (the fourth movie in the Python franchise)

A giant mutant python escapes, so the F.B.I. thinks it's a good idea to use a gigantic cybernetically-enhanced Boa Constrictor to hunt the python. Bad idea.
Boa vs. Python
Bowanga Bowanga - (White Sirens of Africa aka Wild Women) (1951) 

Kids are terrified when a large python drops through the roof of their hut.
3 Idiots
Bullet Train (2022)

An assassin steals a venomous Boomslang from a zoo to use its venom to kill people. The snake escapes onto a bullet train where it bites someone.
Buried (2010) 

A man is buried alive in a coffin. As if that isn't bad enough, he discovers that a snake has crawled into the coffin with him.
Calamity of Snakes (1982)

A sleazy land developer kills thousands of snakes, then thousands more snakes form an army to get revenge by killing his workers and his tenants.
Calamity of Snakes Screenshot  Calamity of Snakes Screenshot
Central Intelligence (2016) 

Kevin Hart is terrifed by a pet boa constrictor he finds in a portable lunch cooler at an airport.
Central Intelligence
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

A Cobra is dropped onto Charlie Chan's bed to kill him.
Charlie Chan at the Circus
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)

A harmless snake brought to a boy's birthday party as a present, escapes, causing widespread panic, because people are stupid.
Cheaper By the Dozen
Chopping Mall (1986)

In a shopping mall pet store a woman lies on the floor to hide from a killer robot that accidentally knocks over a terrarium full of snakes that crawl over her body.
Circus of Horrors (1960)

A circus performer who threatens to expose the criminal past of her boss, finds a deadly snake on the floor of her trailer, put there to kill her.
Circus of Horrors Screenshot
Cold Creek Manor (2003)

A snake gets in the pool and then somebody fills a house with snakes to terrorize a family.
Cold Creek Manor
Copperhead (1983)  

A paranoid murderer and his family hiding out in the Ozark woods are overrun by a swarm of deadly Copperheads.

The Craft (1996)  

Snakes appear throughout this movie about four high school witches, including thousands of snakes that are conjured to torment one of the girls.

The Craft
Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)

An evil psychiatric doctor kills a woman with a snake and fills a room with snakes to force another woman to do what he wants.
Creature with the Blue Hand
Creeping Death (Kill the Poker Player) (1972)

A zoologist collects venomous snakes to use their venom for medicine, and someone is stealing them and using them to kill people.
Curse of the Yellow Snake (Der Fluch der gelben Schlange) (1963)

A man opens a package delivered to him to find a deadly snake.
Curse of the Yellow Snake
Dark Tide (1994) 

We see lots of sea snakes in this movie, in the ocean, collected for their venom, crawling over naked bodies, and used as weapons.
Dark Tide
Day of the Animals (1977)

Because the ozone layer has been depleted, animals at high elevations have become bloodthirsty killers, including the snakes.
Death on the Nile (1978)

Detective Poirot finds a live cobra in his bathroom, left there to kill him.

The Devil's Brigade (1968) 

One rattlesnake is discovered and shot to death and another is put under a soldier's bedcovers.
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Nightmare (1971)

The Devil's succubus uses a snake to kill a sleeping woman.
The Devil's Partner (1960) (Enter the Devil)

A man who sold his soul to the Devil changes himself into a rattlesnake to sneak into a house to kill the fiance of a woman he wants.
Devils Partner Screenshot
The Devonsville Terror (1983)

Someone put a snake under the bedcovers of a woman they suspect to be a witch to kill her or maybe to just convince her to leave town.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

A bunch of snakes with mechanical noisemakers on them are put in a room with a man to kill him.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again Screenshot
The Dude Ranger (1934)

A cowboy drops a rattlesnake out of a bag onto a sleeping man's bed to try to kill him.
The Dude Ranger
Enter the Dragon (1973)

Bruce Lee finds a venomous cobra that he catches then releases into a room to scare men out so he can enter the room.
Eva Nera (Black Cobra) (1976) 

Eva dances with snakes, eats them, and kills people with them.
Eva Nera
Fair Game (Mamba) (1988)

A woman is trapped in a house with a Black Mamba by her evil ex-boyfriend.
Fair Game
Fire Down Below (1997) 

When some goons put rattlesnakes in his room to kill him, Steven Segal returns the favor and fills their truck with rattlesnakes.
Fire Down Below
Friday The 13th (1980)

Camp counselors freak out when a harmless rat snake is found in a cabin, so one of them hacks it to death with a machete.
Frogs (1972)  

Nature runs amok, with snakes and other animals killing the humans who are polluting their habitat.
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)

The worst fake rubber snake ever put on film jumps out of a suitcase in a murder attempt, and a second one kills a jungle guide.
Golden Needles (1974)

A man pours boxes full of snakes onto a floor to stop a thief from escaping.
Golden Needles Screenshot
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
Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)  

A mutant killer snake shoots out of a toilet.
Hard Ticket To Hawaii
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)  

An old woman turns into a big snake and fights Harry in a house.
The River
The Harvey Girls (1946)

Someone puts a rattlesnake in the Harvey girls' closet to try to scare them into leaving town, so a man pulls out his pistol and shoots the snake.
Harvey Girls Screenshot
Horns (2013) 

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend, grows devil horns and finds snakes around him that he can use as weapons.
The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

Snakes are used by a voodoo priest to scare his victims.
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)   (Movie #1 in the franchise)

Indiana Jones hates snakes, but he's forced to drop into a temple full of snakes.
The Born Fighter
Jaws of Satan (1981) 

Rattlesnakes bite up a small town after a King Cobra possessed by Satan chases a Priest cursed by Druids.
Jaws of Satan
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Four video game characters fight off a giant Black Mamba and one gets herself snake-bit intentionally as a winning game strategy.

Jungle Book (1942)

Mowgli the jungle boy swims with a giant talking python and the king's treasure chamber in the lost city is guarded by a talking cobra.
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1994)

The treasure room in the monkey temple is guarded by a giant snake.
Kill Bill Part 2 (2004)  

Budd thinks he's getting a million dollars in a suitcase until a deadly black mamba hiding under the stacks of cash bites him on the face and kills him in his own trailer.
Kill Bill
The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 

A bullied man learns he can use his pet snakes to get revenge.
The Killer Snakes
King Cobra (1999)  

A gigantic mutant King Cobra Eastern Diamondback hybrid escapes a science lab and terrorizes a small town.
King Cobra

The Kings of Summer (2013)

Three teenage boys run away and live in a shack in the woods that a snake enters and eventually bites one of them.

The Kings of Summer
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

The second wife of a Pharaoh instructs her men to kill his first wife, the queen, with a cobra released in her room next to her son who she has given a flute and taught him to play a tune that will attract the cobra to him. This ridiculous plot works when the queen grabs the snake and falls on it to save her son.
Land Of The Pharaohs Screenshot
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)  

An alcoholic's delirium includes a Boa Constrictor in the bedroom.
Le Cercle Rouge
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Pythons lounge around the ruins of a 5-star hotel.
The Life Aquatic
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) 

A soldier plays a snake charmer's flute and accidentally attracts a real snake.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
The Lost City (2022)

A man and woman are tied up in the middle of the floor of a temple that is covered with snakes.

The Lost City
Medicine Man (1992)

A newcomer to the Amazon is scared of a snake hanging from a beam in her hut
Medicine Man
Mega Snake (2007)  

A boy steals a forbidden snake that escapes and grows into a man-killing monster.
Mega Snake
Meltdown (High Risk aka Shu dan long wei) (1995) 

A terrorist throws dozens of deadly snakes at a woman to terrify her into doing what he wants.
The Mighty Quinn (1989) 

Snakes from the local witch's collection are used to kill people.
The Mighty Quinn
Mogambo (1953)

A woman at a safari camp in Africa sees a large snake on the floor and screams in terror, but it's only the resident house python, Old Joe, who is called a "migratory mousetrap."
Murder by Death (1976) 

A snake is put in Charlie Chan's bedroom to kill him and his son, but Chan shoots it first.
Murder by Death
Nadine (1987)   

A box full of snake-handler rattlesnakes is used as a threat and a woman finds a rattlesnake in her bed.
Nagin (1976) 

A group of hunters kill a male cobra, so his mate Nagin changes into a beautiful human female in order to kill each of the hunters.
Never Say Never Again (1983) 

A female spy throws her pet Boa Constrictor into a man's car causing him to lose control and crash into a wall.

Never Say Never Again
Night at the Museum (2006)   

Everything comes alive at night in the museum, including the albino pythons.
Night at the Museum
Outback (2019)

American tourists lost in the Australian outback encounter deadly snakes.
The Package (2018)

A rattlesnake bites a severed penis stored in a plastic bag that fell out of a cooler. I did not make that up.
The Package Screenshot
Pather Panchali (1955)  

After a family leaves their ancestral country home to move to the city in order to survive we see a snake crawl in the front door.
Pather Panchali
Paul Temple Returns (Bombay Waterfront) (1952) IMDB

This British mystery is the last in a series of four films about the amateur detective Paul Temple. Here he searches for a serial killer who is terrorizing London using the name "The Marquis."

A snake (a large python) is left in a room to guard it from intruders. It's really just a plot device to enable the hero to shoot at the floor. He misses the snake, but breaks the floor tile the snake was crawling on, exposing a secret hiding place that the snake is protecting.

Using a snake as a guard is a nice exotic addition to a movie but in reality it's a bad idea because snakes will try to hide at any opportunity, unlike a guard dog.

(Thanks to the person who sent me the picture and told me about the movie.)
The Born Fighter
The Perils of Pauline (1914) 

A Gypsy woman hides a snake under flowers in a basket and gives it to a woman hoping it will bite her and kill her. Her boyfriend finds it and whips it to death.
The Perils of Pauline
The Player (1992) 

A movie studio executive receives a rattlesnake post card then finds that someone put a real rattlesnake in his SUV to scare him and/or bite him.
The Player

Prisoners (2013)

A detective looking for abducted children opens some storage boxes and finds some of them full of snakes.

Race With the Devil (1975) 

Devil cultists put some rattlesnakes inside a Winnebago to kill some unhappy campers.
Race With the Devil
Rattlers (1976) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town after a rogue Army colonel contaminated them with stolen nerve gas.
The Rattlesnake (1913)

As two men fight over a woman, one is accidentally killed by a rattlesnake. The surviving man catches the snake and keeps it at his home. After the woman he loves marries another man, the man puts the rattlesnake in her husband's bed to try to kill him.

Ring Of Terror (1962) 

A rattlesnake crawls into a car terrifying a couple so the man tosses it out and stomps it to death.
Ring of Terror
Road to Zanzibar (1941) 

Bob Hope finds a snake in the bed of his jungle tent.
Road to Zanzibar
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

The Sheriff of Nottingham employs a witch whose basement full of witchcraft supplies includes a snake.
Robin Hood
The Serpent Warriors (1985) 

A snake cult curse causes thousands of deadly snakes to attack a man who killed their cult leader, along with everyone around him.
The Serpent Warriors
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) 

During his cocaine withdrawals Sherlock Holmes hallucinates snakes in his bed.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)

Sherlock Holmes finds a hidden compartment with a priceless necklace guarded by a snake.
Sheshnaag (1990)

Pritam and Bano are two wish-fullfilling snakes who have changed into human form. They are pursued by the demon Aghori who wants to catch them and make himself immortal. Bhola, a snake worshipper, helps them escape, so they protect him and his sister.
Silent Predators (1999) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town because the construction projects of greedy land developers woke them up out of hibernation.
Silent Predators
Silent Venom (Sea Snakes) (2009)

A bunch of extra-deadly mutated snakes are brought onto a submarine.
Silent Venom
Sisters of Death (1976)

A psycho locks a woman inside a basement room with a rattlesnake to kill her, and his crazy plan actually works.

Snake Girl (Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: The Harlequin Girl) (2005)

A Japanese schoolgirl encounters snakes, snake myths, and snake people in a mountain village.
Snake Girl
The Snake Girl (1974) 

An evil woman throws her adopted sister into a snake pit to die but she mates with a snake and Snake Girl is born.
The Snake Girl
Snake Island (2002) 

A group of tourists in Africa are stranded on Snake Island, which, Spoiler Alert!, is full of killer snakes.
Snake Island
Snakes on a Plane (2006) 

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a plane.
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Train (2006) 

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a train.
Snakes on a Train
The Speckled Band (1931) 

Sherlock Holmes solves a mystery involving a venomous snake in a room used to kill a woman.
The Speckled Band
Tales of Terror (1962) 

A drunk hallucinates a rattlesnake in his bed and a boa constrictor on his furniture.
Tales of Terror
Talk To Her (Habla con ella) (2002)

A man meets a woman and takes her home but she runs back to him in fear of a snake she found in her house. He goes inside and kills it for her.
Telefon (1977)   

A rattlesnake kept in a terrarium in a bar gets loose so Texas law men blow its head off.
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

A Satanist with magic powers calls a man on the telephone, then wraps a rope around the phone to make the man believe there is a deadly snake wrapped around his hand to force him to give up some information or die. After he gives up the information, the snake disappears.
Ular (Python's Pit) 2013

People win a contest to take a dream vacation to an island resort, only to find that it's infested with giant man-eating snakes.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

An American woman fixing up a house in Italy sees a snake crawl in her bedroom window.
Under The Tuscan Sun
The Veil Episode 4: Food on the Table (1958)

Hundreds of venomous snakes crawl aboard a ship, killing some sailors. The captain accidentally brings one of the snakes back in his suitcase that bites his wife in her home.

The Veil Screenshot
Venom (1981) 

A family and their kidnappers are trapped inside a house with a deadly Black Mamba.
Venomous (2001) 

Sleeping rattlesnakes made mutants by the military in Desert Storm invade a town after an earthquake wakes them.
Vipers (2008) 

Genetically-enhanced vipers invade a remote island town and kill and eat everybody they can find.
White Line Fever (1975)  

Greedy corporate bosses try to kill an independent trucker by putting a rattlesnake in his truck.
White Line Fever
Wild Cactus (1993) 

A man stranded in the desert puts a rattlesnake in a bag. He makes it back home then tells his kidnapper he can find what he wants in the bag. End of kidnapper.
Wild Cactus
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

A woman tells the devil of her fear of snakes and later he fills her bed with snakes to torment her.
Women in Cages (1971) 

A snake crawls through a barred prison window then a woman prisoner puts it on her cellmate to kill her but her friend smashes it and throws it at the guards who come to investigate.
Women In Cages

Xtro (1982)

A young boy's pet snake escapes from its cage and falls into a salad where it is dressed, tossed, then hammered to death.

Xtro Screenshot
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