Black Cobra (1976)
aka Black Cobra Woman, Eva nera
Article 5739 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Joe D’Amato
Featuring Jack Palance, Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti
What it is: Laura Gemser doing what she usually does
A woman who performs a snake dance moves in with two brothers, one of whom keeps a snake collection. Her lesbian lovers begin dying from snake attacks…
I have this one on a collection called “Killer Snakes”, and was a little surprised that I generally did not find the title in many of my genre books. Yet I can’t really say I’m surprised; though it does have some similarity to any number of films where humans use animals to kill other people, it’s primarily an exploitation flick where Laura Gemser goes naked most of the time and makes love to several people; in these types of movies, the horror elements are the throwaway. If you go into this one expecting a horror movie, you’ll mostly be bored, though there is at least one truly horrific moment involving the fate of one of the brothers. I found it mostly a snoozer.