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2nd Jul '15 4:53:58 PM ouijaboar
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Peytraud is pretty blatantly based on both Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier (being a voodoo sorcerer) and Luckner Cambronne (being the head of the Tonton Macoutes). Given that the Duvalier family still had many supporters when the film began production in Haiti despite Papa Doc's son and heir Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's recent ouster, one suspects they were more concerned about harm coming the the celebrities acting in the film.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Peytraud is pretty blatantly based on both Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier (being a voodoo sorcerer) and Luckner Cambronne (being the head of the Tonton Macoutes). Given that the Duvalier family still had many supporters when the film began production in Haiti despite Papa Doc's son and heir Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's recent ouster, one suspects they were more concerned about harm coming the to the celebrities acting in the film.
11th May '15 2:58:34 AM erforce
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-->''Don't bury me... I'm not dead!''

''The Serpent and the Rainbow'' is a 1988 horror film directed by Creator/WesCraven. It is, in a broad sense, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a zombie movie]], but one of the more traditional, pre-''NightOfTheLivingDead'' voodoo types. Originally filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, where a majority of the action takes place, the political and social unrest meant [[CaliforniaDoubling moving the entire production to the nearby country of Dominican Republic]] midway through production for the safety of the cast and crew.

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-->''Don't ->''"Don't bury me... I'm not dead!''

dead!"''

''The Serpent and the Rainbow'' is a 1988 horror film directed by Creator/WesCraven. It is, in a broad sense, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a zombie movie]], but one of the more traditional, pre-''NightOfTheLivingDead'' pre-''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' voodoo types. Originally filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, where a majority of the action takes place, the political and social unrest meant [[CaliforniaDoubling moving the entire production to the nearby country of Dominican Republic]] midway through production for the safety of the cast and crew.
4th Mar '15 11:32:22 AM Morgenthaler
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''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' is a 1988 horror film directed by Creator/WesCraven. It is, in a broad sense, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a zombie movie]], but one of the more traditional, pre-''NightOfTheLivingDead'' voodoo types. Originally filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, where a majority of the action takes place, the political and social unrest meant [[CaliforniaDoubling moving the entire production to the nearby country of Dominican Republic]] midway through production for the safety of the cast and crew.

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''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' ''The Serpent and the Rainbow'' is a 1988 horror film directed by Creator/WesCraven. It is, in a broad sense, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a zombie movie]], but one of the more traditional, pre-''NightOfTheLivingDead'' voodoo types. Originally filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, where a majority of the action takes place, the political and social unrest meant [[CaliforniaDoubling moving the entire production to the nearby country of Dominican Republic]] midway through production for the safety of the cast and crew.
29th Nov '14 3:51:44 AM AM89
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* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: When Alan is about to be tortured by Peytraud he tries to bribe him, but he answers the he doesn't want money and all he wants is to "hear him scream".


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* SlasherSmile: Peytraud often shows this.
2nd Mar '14 9:16:54 AM m8e
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''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' is a 1988 horror film directed by WesCraven. It is, in a broad sense, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a zombie movie]], but one of the more traditional, pre-''NightOfTheLivingDead'' voodoo types. Originally filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, where a majority of the action takes place, the political and social unrest meant [[CaliforniaDoubling moving the entire production to the nearby country of Dominican Republic]] midway through production for the safety of the cast and crew.

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''TheSerpentAndTheRainbow'' is a 1988 horror film directed by WesCraven.Creator/WesCraven. It is, in a broad sense, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a zombie movie]], but one of the more traditional, pre-''NightOfTheLivingDead'' voodoo types. Originally filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}, where a majority of the action takes place, the political and social unrest meant [[CaliforniaDoubling moving the entire production to the nearby country of Dominican Republic]] midway through production for the safety of the cast and crew.
31st Oct '13 5:05:15 AM Roy
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** BiggerBad: Duvalier.



* EvilSorcerer: Peytraud.

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* EvilSorcerer: Peytraud.



** In fact, the author, Harvard ethnobotanist Wade Davis, was extremely unhappy with the film, because it ended up [[TheyJustDidntCare presenting voodoo in the sensationalist]] BlackMagic sideshow light that he notably avoided in the book. There are several passages in the book in which he condemns the way [[HilariousInHindsight Hollywood has demonized ''vodoun'' religion in film]].

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** In fact, the author, Harvard ethnobotanist Wade Davis, was extremely unhappy with the film, because it ended up [[TheyJustDidntCare presenting voodoo in the sensationalist]] BlackMagic sideshow light that he notably avoided in the book. There are several passages in the book in which he condemns the way [[HilariousInHindsight Hollywood has demonized ''vodoun'' religion in film]].film]].
* WitchDoctor: Peytraud.
22nd Oct '13 10:20:13 AM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Peytraud. He's the leader of the violent Death squad Tonton Macoutes and also a sadist witch doctor who uses the zombification process to keep people under his control, breaks in Allan's dreams and making'em the stuff of nightmares. After Allan ignores his warnings of stay out of his buisness he has him tied on a chair in a dark room. When Allan asks him what he wants he coldly answers "I want to hear you scream" before drive a nine-inch nail into his groin. Also, when Allan returns he tries to bury him alive in a coffin with a tarantula.
22nd Oct '13 10:08:11 AM Roy
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* CompleteMonster: Peytraud. He's the leader of the violent Death squad Tonton Macoutes and also a sadist witch doctor who uses he uses the zombification process to keep people under his control, breaks in Allan's dreams and making'em the stuff of nightmares. After Allan ignores his warnings of stay out of his buisness he has him tied on a chair in a dark room. When Allan asks him what he wants he coldly answers "I want to hear you scream" before drive a nine-inch nail into his groin. also, when allan returns he tries ti bury him alive in a coffin with a tarantula.

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* CompleteMonster: Peytraud. He's the leader of the violent Death squad Tonton Macoutes and also a sadist witch doctor who uses he uses the zombification process to keep people under his control, breaks in Allan's dreams and making'em the stuff of nightmares. After Allan ignores his warnings of stay out of his buisness he has him tied on a chair in a dark room. When Allan asks him what he wants he coldly answers "I want to hear you scream" before drive a nine-inch nail into his groin. also, Also, when allan Allan returns he tries ti to bury him alive in a coffin with a tarantula.
22nd Oct '13 10:07:25 AM Roy
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* TookALevelInBadass: Alan at the end.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Alan Allan at the end.
21st Oct '13 11:41:09 AM Roy
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* CompleteMonster: Peytraud. He's the leader of the violent Death squad Tonton Macoutes and also a sadist witch doctor who uses he uses the zombification process to keep people under his control, breaks in Allan's dreams and making'em the stuff of nightmares. After Allan ignores his warnings of stay out of his buisness he has him tied on a chair in a dark room. When Allan asks him what he wants he coldly answers "I want to hear you scream" before drive a nine-inch nail into his groin. also, when allan returns he tries ti bury him alive in a coffin with a tarantula.
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