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Snakes in Movies
 
Fair Game (1988)
 
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"A deadly creature…a crazed killer…and a game of terror."     
"When play time turnes to prey time."

Gene is an electronics expert and video game programmer who becomes so upset that his ex-girlfriend Eva moved out that he decides to kill her by locking her inside her apartment with a deadly snake - a Black Mamba, one of the more popular killer snakes used as a weapon in movies. (Fun fact: the actress who plays Eva, Trudie Styler, married the musician Sting a couple of years later.)

Most guys would probably use a gun or a knife or maybe some poison or a blunt object to the head to kill their ex-girlfriend but Dr. Evil here decided to get fancy, by buying a deadly Black Mamba from a creepy guy with wire cages full of snakes out in the desert. Then he releases the snake in his girlfriends cool 80's L.A. loft which has only one door and no windows. The hardest thing for me to believe about this movie is that there is a huge loft studio with no windows in L.A. That must violate some laws. But the lack of windows makes it much esier to lock Eva inside and cut off her phone, and wait for the snake to bite her and kill her. (Of course, almost any snake would immediately crawl and hide somewhere. But Gene has accounted for that. This Black Mamba has been shot up with sex hormones so it is much more agressive than usual, and it has much more venom than usual. Best of all, if the snake doesn't bite someone in 60 minutes, it will die.

Gene has put tracking devices on Eva and on the snake. He watches two icons - one representing the snake, and one representing Eva - on his portable computer screen, showing where each one is in the loft at any time. If you ask me, it's the most boring video game ever, even by 1980's standards. The computer even talks to him, constantly reminding him of the time, because of the countdown on the snake's life. This is all a very elaborate set-up for what is little more than an excuse to watch a woman run around in her underwear accompanied by a Giorgio Moroder synth soundtrack. If you've ever watched a movie, you should already know who gets killed by the snake, but I won't spoil it.