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FAITH DOMERGUE SLITHERS THROUGH 'CULT OF THE COBRA'

Poster Artwork for CULT OF THE COBRA Year: 1955 Rating: ****

The kind of Horror flick epitomizing the "Body Count" aspect since, at the beginning, before a group of soldiers return from Asia to America... after breaking a no-camera rule in a cobra cult temple... that they'll all die one after one; so it's no surprise when that very thing happens and keeps happening, making CULT OF THE COBRA suspenseful despite its telegraphed predictability...

Before which our creature feature's femme fatale in Faith Domergue does the sexiest of sexy dame dances wearing unique tight-fitting clothes, a surrogate special-effect actually resembling a serpent as she slithers across the floor till that flashbulb flashes... after which she winds up in New York City, in human form, with a vengeance...

Faith Domergue pictured in CULT OF THE COBRA

Where the soldiers all just happen to live either down the street, next door or are roommates, and she gets her fangs into the weaker (least important) ones while becoming a tad weak herself, falling for the most sensitive in Marshall Thompson... but their romance lacks both chemistry and logic...

It doesn't really matter since the cast includes a cool David Janssen and intellectual leader Richard Long, spouting exposition about the cult, engaged to nice girl Kathleen Hughes and, overall, this Universal Horror resembles a Noir Thriller when the good and bad girls meet, a snoopy cop moves in and macho jealousies arise while serpentine shadows are cast within dark lurking alleyways.

Faith Domergue slithers her way on stage in Cult of the Cobra
The Book of Cults Cobra Edition in Cult of the Cobra
James Dobson, David Janssen, Jack Kelly, William Reynolds, Marshall Thompson in Cult of the Cobra
Faith Domerque and Marshall Thompson in CULT OF THE COBRA
Faith Domerque in CULT OF THE COBRA

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