From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Venom (1981, UK) is a Crime-Thriller film directed by Piers Haggard. It is primarily a hostage drama with an interesting twist: there is an unwanted house guest turning the incident into an even bigger complication.


Main Details

  • Released in 1981
  • Color
  • Running Time: 93 min | USA:92 min
  • Production Co: Morison Film Group | Venom Productions Limited
  • Distribution Co: Paramount Pictures (1982) (USA) (theatrical) | Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC) (1982) (France) (theatrical) | HandMade Films (1981) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Piers Haggard, Tobe Hooper (replaced) (uncredited)
  • Written by Robert Carrington, Alan Scholefield
  • Starring Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Susan George, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles, Sterling Hayden
  • Produced by Harry Benn, Martin Bregman, Richard R. St. Johns, Louis A. Stroller
  • Original Music by Michael Kamen
  • Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor
  • Film Editing by Michael Bradsell

Also known as

  • Die schwarze Mamba (Germany)
  • Veneno (Spain)


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