The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)


A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

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Movie Score: 6.3/10 from 161 votes
Release Date: 1988-02-05
Status: Released
Run time: 98 min / 1:38
Production Studio : Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America
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The Serpent and the Rainbow Casts

Bill Pullman
as Dennis Alan
Cathy Tyson
as Marielle Duchamp
Zakes Mokae
as Dargent Peytraud
Paul Winfield
as Lucien Celine
Brent Jennings
as Louis Mozart
Conrad Roberts
as Christophe
Badja Djola
as Gaston
Theresa Merritt
as Simone
Michael Gough
as Schoonbacher
Paul Guilfoyle
as Andrew Cassedy
Dey Young
as Mrs. Cassedy
Aleta Mitchell
as Celestine
William Newman
as French Missionary Doctor
Jaime Pina Gautier
as Julio
Evencio Mosquera Slaco
as Old Shaman
Kimberleigh Aarn
as Margrite
Philogen Thomas
as Priest
Ana Rosa Smith Avila
as Mulatto Nurse
Francis Guinan
as American Doctor

The Serpent and the Rainbow Crew

Directing Wes Craven Director
Writing Richard Maxwell Screenplay
Writing Adam Rodman Screenplay
Production Keith Barish Executive Producer
Production Doug Claybourne Producer
Production Rob Cohen Executive Producer
Production David Ladd Producer
Sound Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
Camera John Lindley Director of Photography
Editing Glenn Farr Editor
Art David Brisbin Art Direction
Writing Wade Davis Book
Art Rosemary Brandenburg Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Peter Mitchell Costume Design
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Art David Nichols Production Design
Production Robert Engelman Co-Producer
Production Victoria Kluge Associate Producer
Production David B. Pauker Associate Producer
Crew Lance Anderson Makeup Effects
Crew David LeRoy Anderson Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Robert Hallowell II Hairstylist