The Snake Woman (1961)

The Snake Woman (aka Terror of the Snake Woman) is a low budget 1961 British horror film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring John McCarthy, Susan Travers and Geoffrey Denton.

Over many years, a brilliant scientist in a turn of the century English village successfully keeps his wife’s mental illness under control by injecting her with snake venom. When the wife dies giving birth to a daughter, a local witch claims that the child is pure evil and must be destroyed. The scientist is killed by an angry mob, but the baby girl is miraculously saved with the help of an understanding doctor. 19 years later several corpses are discovered on the moors, containing lethal amounts of snake poison. Fearful villagers believe the curse of the snake woman has struck, but a young Scotland Yard inspector is sceptical of the supernatural as he begins his investigation.

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