The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)

Wes Craven’s hallucinatory shocker follows a Harvard professor as he investigates a mysterious substance.

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Inspired by the non-fiction book by Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis, Wes Craven’s oft-overlooked shocker follows a Harvard researcher who travels to Haiti to investigate a mysterious organic substance allegedly used to bring people back from the dead. What follows is a hallucinatory and idiosyncratic experience, which offers one of horror cinema’s most provocative and compelling investigations into the occult world of voodoo.

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