Watched a couple pretty good oldies this week...
I'm sure this film has been mentioned here before.
Cult of the Cobra
is one of Universal's better low-budget 50's thrillers, about some GIs returning home after becoming entangled with a malicious group of "Lamians" (aka snake-worshippers). This was one of several genre pictures which helped to cement Faith Domergue's reputation as one of the queens of "B" SF/horror movies during the 1950's.
After making Cult
, she went on to do a number of other movies and TV shows in the genre, including Uni's This Island Earth
, Ray Harryhausen's It Came from Beneath the Sea
(not one of her best imo), and also some giallo pics later in her career.
Domergue's last performance, in 1974, was an early example of "meta-horror" called The House of Seven Corpses
. In it she plays (what else) an actress making a B-horror movie...
This is low-budget camp at its best, or worst, depending on your POV...
"Daryl Loomis of DVD Verdict wrote, "While there are things to enjoy about The House of Seven Corpses, it is completely forgettable, mostly because it's patently unscary."