MEDUSA: QUEEN OF THE SERPENTS (2020) Review and overview

 

‘Beauty is the beast’

Medusa: Queen of the Serpents aka Medusa is a 2020 British supernatural horror film about a young woman who is bitten by a strange snake. Thereafter, her life begins to take a sharp turn for the worst as a deadly virus plagues her body.

Directed by Matthew B.C. (short: Connective Tissue) – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay co-written with producer and editor Scott Jeffrey (director of Cannibal TrollRats RebornBad Nun: Deadly VowsDon’t SpeakCupidClownDoll).

The Jagged Edge production stars Sarah T. Cohen (HellKatCupidWitches of Amityville Academy), Megan Purvis (Rise of the MummyThe Young CannibalsTh’dread Rattlin’), Nicola Wright, Nicole Nabi and Jamila Martin-Wingett.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“B.C. and Jeffrey have, to use a phrase I tend to employ often, done a lot with not much at all here. Some impressive rural photography and great turns from some of Jeffrey’s regulars in unusual (for them) roles – namely Cohen and Wright – make this a slow-burn delight with a solid heart.” Dark Eyes of London

Release date:

Medusa: Queen of the Serpents premiered at the Soho Horror Film Festival in London in 2020.

In the UK, the film will be released on August 4th, 2021 as Medusa: Queen of the Serpents. International sales agents Devilworks will announce other territories soon.

Cast and characters:

Sarah T. Cohen … Simone
Megan Purvis … Carly Beacon
Nicola Wright … Val
Stephanie Lodge … Elsa
Ricardo Freitas … John
Jamila Martin-Wingett … Alexis
Nicole Nabi … Maura
Thomas Beatty … Jimmy
James Robertson … Shy guy
Joshua Samuels … Tanktop
Brahmdeo Ramana … John
Amanda-Jade Tyler … Cult Member
Kate Sandison … Cult Member
Antonia Johnstone … Cult Member
Mya Brown … Cult Member

Filming locations:

Canterbury, Kent, England

Trailer: