Movie Review

Medusa: Queen of the Serpents (2020)

Part of the Medusa series
1.5/5

While watching this film, the boredom took me away to IMDb and onto the page for the film’s writer/producer Scott Jeffrey. His deal seems to be the Asylum ‘try-to-confuse-people-that-this-is-a-real-movie-by-using-words-from-titles-of-real-movies thing, but in the UK, with a resume that includes “Mother Krampus,” “Mummy Reborn,” “The Bad Nun,” “Conjuring the Genie,” “Amityville Scarecrow” and, of course the classic, “Conjuring the Plastic Surgeon 2.” He also uses the public domain, with films like “H.P. Lovecraft’s Monster Portal,” “The Legend of Jack and Jill,” “Jack and Jill: The Hills of Hell,” “Toothfairy 5,” “The Curse of Humpty Dumpty,” “The Curse of Bloody Mary,” The Curse of Jack Frost”… I could go on.

Originality isn’t important, let’s just say that.

This film, which is named after the ancient Greek legend of Medusa, tells the tale of a woman who moves to a trailer park to become a prostitute (I think?) and wouldn’t you know, she gets bitten by a snake. Does she go to the hospital when the wound spreads? No. I don’t know why because she’s in the UK, she can go to the hospital. But alas, here we are. Are prostitute trailer parks a thing in the UK?

Anyway, so Medusa’s deal was that she was a humanoid monster with snakes instead of hair and a glance in her eyes made you turn to stone. She was a gorgon, had two sisters and a son that was the flying horse Pegasus. I think the snake-mermaid body thing came from “Clash of the Titans.” In any case, she wasn’t just a snakeperson.

The woman previously mentioned becomes a strong snakeperson and she uses her newfound powers to kill the men who try to buy sex from her. Most of the time, she is just hanging around the trailer park, though. The other women there are also snakepeople. I think. Not much happens and the tension is low.

Although the final minute does answer the question “Why is this film called Medusa?,” the film itself makes one wonder how accurate to history “The Curse of Humpty Dumpty” is.

Medusa: Queen of the Serpents (2020)

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The Medusa Series

Medusa: Queen of the Serpents (2020)
1.5/5
Medusa’s Venom (2023)
0.5/5
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