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The Serpent and the Rainbow
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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

"Don't bury me...I'm not dead!"

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US: 02 December 1988
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Directed by: Wes Craven
Writing Credits: Wade Davis Richard Maxwell
Main Cast: Bill Pullman Cathy Tyson Zakes Mokae Paul Winfield Brent Jennings
Runtime: 98m

Plot Summary:

Dennis Allan is an industrial chemist who visits Haiti on the strength of a rumour of a drug which renders the recepient totally paralyzed but conscious. The drug's effects often fool doctors, who declare the victims dead. Could this be the origin of the "zombie" legend? Alan embarks on a surprising and often surreal investigation of the turbulent social chaos that is Haiti during the revolution which ousted hated dictator Papa Doc. Often a pawn in a greater game, Alan must decide what is science, what is superstition, and what is the unknown in a anarchistic society where police corruption and witch-doctory are commonplace.

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