5.5/10
458
22 user 33 critic

Jennifer (1978)

Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only ... See full summary »

Director:

Brice Mack

Writers:

Kay Cousins Johnson (screenplay), Steve Krantz (story)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Epitaph (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A family must keep moving from town to town because the mother is a psychotic axe murderer who keeps flipping out and murdering people.

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: Natasha Pavlovich, Delores Nascar, Jimmy Williams
Comedy | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock
Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories - about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Director: Jeffrey Delman
Stars: Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard, Matt Mitler
The Sect (1991)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Pre-medical student Glen Marshall (Rick Barnes) falls head-over-heels for Gretta (Meridith Haze), a blue-movie actress who plays piano at a tawdry night club. Gretta leads Glen into a ... See full summary »

Director: John Carr
Stars: Merideth Haze, Rick Barnes, J. Martin Sellers
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach
Triggered I (2019)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two teenagers fake an attack by a legendary serial killer for a little attention, but the plan backfires when this triggers the real killer to resurface and go after them.

Director: Chris Moore
Stars: Meredith Mohler, Jesse Dalton, Sam Furman
Macabre (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by Forest Ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area.... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo
StageFright (1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore
The Outing (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Daley
Stars: Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Pelikan ... Jennifer Baylor
Bert Convy ... Jeff Reed
Nina Foch ... Mrs. Calley
Amy Johnston ... Sandra Tremayne
John Gavin ... Senator Tremayne
Jeff Corey ... Luke Baylor
Louise Hoven Louise Hoven ... Jane Delano
Ray Underwood ... Dayton Powell
Wesley Eure ... Pit Lassiter
Florida Friebus ... Miss Tooker
Georganne LaPiere Georganne LaPiere ... Dee Dee Martin
Sally Pansing Sally Pansing ... Brenda
Leslie King Leslie King ... Tammy (as Leslie E. King)
Ruth Cox ... Nancy
Lillian Randolph ... Martha
Edit

Storyline

Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only method she knows: her psychic control over snakes! Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's a holy Terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1981 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Jennifer the Snake Goddess See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Québec)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lisa Pelikan contracted bronchitis during the making of this movie. Moreover, Pelikan revealed in an online interview that she near received a percentage from the box office profits of this film. See more »


Soundtracks

Jennifer
Written and Performed by Porter Jordan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent Carrie rip-off - a bit better than it should have been!
5 August 2008 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Anyone who knows anything about horror will have no trouble identifying Jennifer's main influence - it is, of course, Brian De Palma's Stephen King adaptation Carrie. The two share so much in common that I can't quite believe that director Brice Mack actually got away with making this film. It's not just the central premise either, things are ripped directly from Carrie wholesale; stuff like the overbearing religious single parent, the popular clique that takes a dislike to the outcast protagonist and the sensitive member of said clique that has a bit of sympathy for the outcast. The central character is, unsurprisingly, named Jennifer. Jennifer is a scholarship student at a relatively wealthy school and as such gets picked on for not having as much money as the other girls. She takes it for a while but soon the bullying is stepped up a gear and Jennifer decides that she just can't take it anymore. Luckily for her, however, she can wield a strange power over snakes and decides to use it to get her revenge.

While the film is clearly a knockoff, it does have to be said that in its own right, it's actually a decent horror movie. Don't go into it expecting to be thrilled because it's very much of the slow burn variety, although it does manage to put forward some interesting characters. It's clear that it was shot on a low budget, however, and while the acting is largely decent; certain cast members are just terrible. Jeff Corey stands out in that respect as Jennifer's overbearing religious father. The central premise centres on snakes and as such you would expect the movie to feature a few of them; but actually they don't turn up properly until right near the end which is a bit of a shame. I'd have liked to have seen a bit more of a relationship between the lead character and the snakes. Jennifer is also not even nearly as big an outcast as Carrie was; she's just not weird enough and her reaction to the bullying even seems a bit extreme. Still, I wasn't particularly expecting anything great from this film and going in with expectations like that will ensure you wont be disappointed.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed