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Curse II The Bite (1989) Review

Curse II: The Bite is a 1989 American horror film directed by Frederic Hobbs and starring

Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Farwell, and Jill Schoelen. It is the sequel to the 1987 film The Curse, and follows a man who is bitten by a snake that was once used in a voodoo ritual.

The film was not well received by critics, with many finding it to be a step down from the original. However, some praised Combs’ performance, as well as the film’s atmosphere and visuals.

Curse II: The Bite is an imperfect sequel that is held together by Jeffrey Combs’ magnetic performance. The film’s atmosphere and visuals are also impressive, making it worth a watch for fans of the genre.


Curse II: The Bite is a 1989 American horror film directed by Freddie Francis and starring J. D. Feigelson, Pamela Susan Shoop, and Claude Akins. The film was the second and final installment in The Curse trilogy, following The Curse (1987) and preceding Curse III: The Final Chapter (1988).

The film begins with a young couple, Jeff (Feigelson) and Jamie (Shoop), on a road trip through the desert. They stop at a gas station and are warned by the attendant about a cursed Indian burial ground nearby. Ignoring the warning, the couple venture into the desert and are attacked by a giant snake. Jamie is bitten by the snake and begins to transform into a snake-like creature.

The couple seek help from a doctor, who tells them that Jamie is suffering from a rare condition called “snake bite fever.” He advises them to check into a hospital, but Jeff refuses to believe that his wife is sick and instead takes her to a remote cabin in the woods. Jamie’s condition worsens, and she eventually transforms completely into a snake. She attacks and kills Jeff, and then goes on a rampage, killing anyone who crosses her path.

The film culminates with a showdown between Jamie and a group of soldiers sent to kill her. She is eventually killed, but not before she manages to kill several of her pursuers.

Movie Details

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Writer: Fred Olen Ray
Actors: Bo Svenson, Jill Schoelen, Brad Dourif
Release Year: 1989