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Cult of the Cobra (1955)





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In this off-beat horror film, six GIs stationed in Asia secretly photograph the arcane rituals of a group of cobra worshippers. At the climax of the ceremony, the cult members turn themselves into snakes. The high priestess catches the soldiers spying and throws a curse upon them.


Faith Domergue
as Lisa Moya
Richard Long
as Paul Able
David Janssen
as Rico Nardi
Kathleen Hughes
as Julia Thompson
Jack Kelly
as Carl Turner
Myrna Hansen
as Marian Sheehan
William Reynolds
as Pete Norton
James Dobson
as Nick Hommel
Walter Coy
as Inspector
Olan Soule
as Maj. Martin Fielding
Helen Wallace
as Mrs. Weber
John Halloran
as High Priest
Alan Reynolds
as Capt. Williams
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Critic Reviews for Cult of the Cobra

All Critics (2)

Filled with hokum, and is unconvincing.

September 15, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A stronger actress than Faith Domergue was needed for the central role -- she's no match for Cat People's Simone Simon.

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cult of the Cobra


This film contains a large number of all star actors from the fifties and sixties that make cameo appearances so you really have to watch for them. This is part of the Classic Sci Fi Ultimate Collection Vol 2. If you like cobras and if you like Faith Domergue you'll like this film. At the beginning the mysteriousness of the cobra cult is well done as the servicemen watch. Faith, the villainess cobra lady, steals the show. Her beautiful eyes are highlighted just before she turns into the cobra. Each time she appears in the film you're drawn to stare at her eyes wondering if it's time for her to change into a cobra again. The cobra's perspective is realistic as it seeks out its next victim. In Black and White but that makes it all that more awesome. 4 1/2 stars 4-16-12

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

You can tell where this movie is going just from what happens in the beginning, so the rest is really boring.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

For a Universal Studios B-picture, this one isn't bad. It's about a group of American soldiers in "Asia" (the sets look like a cross between India and Morocco) who sneak into a secret snake ritual. One of the soldiers attempts a little flash photography and the group barely escapes with their lives. Soon afterward, the men return to the states and, one by one, they meet their demise under strange circumstances. *Note: Did anyone else notice the bizarre similarity between Cult of the Cobra (1955) and To Hell and Back (1955)? The two films have virtually the same cast (minus Audie Murphy of course). Marshall Thompson, Jack Kelly and David Janssen all play soldiers in both films. What an odd double feature this would be!

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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