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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

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98 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
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Wade Davis (inspired by the book) | Richard Maxwell (screenplay) | Adam Rodman (screenplay) (as A.R. Simoun)
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$7,000,000
Opening weekend
$5,848,700
Gross (US & Canada)
$19,595,031
Gross (World)
$19,595,031
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Feb 5, 1988 (United States)

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6.5 / 10 | 20,162 votes