Rattlers (1976)

USA, 1976
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by John McCauley.

Plot Summary

A herpetologist discovers that rattlesnakes have been infected by a nerve gas dumped in the desert by the military.


Directed by: John McCauley
Boxoffice International Pictures
Executive Producer: Harry H. Novak
Produced by: John McCauley
Associate Producers: Irv Goodnoff, Karl Tunberg
Written by: Jerry Golding, John McCauley
Directors of Photography: Richard Gibb, Irvin Goodnoff
Editor: Sandy Glieberman
Music by: Miles Goodman
Sound Mixer: Leslie Shatz
Make-up: John Landon, Marjorie Montgomery
Special Effects: Alan Goodnoff, Harry Woolman
Art Director: John Landon

Sam Chew (Dr Tom Parkinson)
Elisabeth Chauvet (Ann Bradley)
Dan Priest (Colonel Stroud)
Ron Gold (Captain Delaney)
Al Dunlap (General Hinch)
Dan Balentine (Pilot Hawkins)
Gary Van Ormon (Woodley)
Darwin Jostin (Palmer)
Cary Pitts (sergeant)
Eric Lawson (guard)
Tony Ballen (sheriff [Gates]
Richard Lockmiller (deputy)
Jo Jordan (mother)
Scott McCarter (Rick)
Tipp McClure (plumber)
Celia Kaye (woman in bathtub)
Travis Gold (Timmy)
Alan Decker (Doug)
Bob Merchon (Howard
Ancel Cook (Sam)
Matthew Knox (Dave)
John Landon (Hines)

Alternative Titles

Killer-Schlangen – West Germany
Krotalies – Greece
Krotalies dolofonoi – Greece
Mateleva kuolema – Finland
Les Serpents attaquent – France
Unternehmen Klapperschlange – West Germany



  • Films and Filming no.352 (January 1984) p.4 – note (Newsreel: Video releases)


  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.323