I'm a big fan of killer snake flicks, but this one didn't quite cut the mustard. Nonsense plot involves Satan himself materializing on Earth in the form of a giant, deadly, fast-moving KING COBRA (the original title of this film). Fritz Weaver is a determined priest out to stop it, John Korkes is a helpful herpetologist who blows the top of one’s head off with a rifle in a standout gore scene and Gretchen Corbett is a reporter who is attacked by a rattlesnake in her bedroom. There’s also a very young, but recognizable, Christina Applegate as the daughter of the mayor, who becomes a snake bite victim. The film comes complete with one of those irritating cover-up subplots by city officials who (yawn) don’t want to cause a panic and scare off tourists. Some of the attacks pack a punch if you’re scared of snakes, but you can still clearly make out a glass barrier between the victims and the snake in some of the shots. It wasn't released until 1981.