Queen Of Snakes is the fourteenth film by Christopher R. Mihm and the fourteenth film in the Mihmiverse Shared Universe. It is the first of Mihm's films to be fully rendered in color, in contrast to his earlier films which were Deliberately Monochrome.
Set sometime after the events of The Giant Spider, the film focuses on the reclusive Mrs. Crawford. Embittered at the world after being paralyzed by her daughter, Mrs. Crawford has little to occupy her time beyond listening to the local gossips and interfering in her daughter's love life, which is limited to increasingly infrequent dates with a man named Henry. This changes after a package is accidentally delivered to the Crawford residence, containing an amulet that gives Mrs. Crawford a connection to an ancient Norse goddess known as The Queen of Snakes. This leads to various shenanigans, as Mrs. Crawford starts to use her control of a monstrous snake-woman to spy on her daughter's suitor and his other woman.
This film provides examples of:
- The Atoner: Mrs. Crawford's daughter. She tolerates her mother's treatment of her only because she was responsible for the accident that left her paralyzed.
- Butt-Monkey: Deputy Hayes.
- Clueless Deputy: Deputy Hayes
- Cruel Twist Ending: Mrs. Crawford's mind is erased thanks to her tampering with the amulet. This ironically gives her daughter just what she wanted — a mother who would let go of the past — but at a terrible cost.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Deputy Hayes. Everyone calls him Deputy, even as they ask after his wife and kids.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title says it all.
- Homage: To The '50s Sci-Fi Horror and The Wasp Woman in particular.
- The 'Verse