Exclusive: Luke Perry vs. Snakes in ‘Silent Venom’


Lieutenant Commander O’Neill’s (Luke Perry) orders were simple: Pilot a retired submarine to its final port and don’t get into trouble. But when he and his crew are diverted to rescue an imperiled Army research team, trouble is exactly what they find. “Running silent” in their unarmed sub to avoid detection by a hostile fleet, they bring the researchers and their top-secret cargo aboard. But when that cargo – including two genetically enhanced leviathans – escapes captivity, the crew find themselves battling deadly enemies above the surface and below foot in this fast-paced film filled with biting action and slithering suspense!

I couldn’t help but lead with this film’s official synopsis. Why? Because it is just too good. As you will see in the exclusive clip below, which was sent over to Reject HQ this afternoon, Perry is back in top form as the commander of a submarine infested by snakes. This film — like many of the direct-to-DVD titles for which we receive clips (because we eat that shit up, man) — looks like it has minimal potential to win big during awards season, but it could be fun. At this point it just needs to be on par with Snakes on a Plane and we’ll be just fine with it. Check out the clip below and tell us what you think.

Silent Venom hits DVD tomorrow, June 2, 2009.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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