The Serpent and the Rainbow

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Don't Bury Me... I'm Not Dead!

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1988-02-05
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 467 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Wes Craven
star 6.4/10
From 467 Ratings


A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.

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  • Bill Pullman

    as Dennis Alan
  • Cathy Tyson

    as Marielle Duchamp
  • Zakes Mokae

    as Dargent Peytraud
  • Paul Winfield

    as Lucien Celine
  • Brent Jennings

    as Louis Mozart
  • Conrad Roberts

    as Christophe
  • Badja Djola

    as Gaston
  • Theresa Merritt

    as Simone
  • Michael Gough

    as Schoonbacher
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Andrew Cassedy
  • Dey Young

    as Mrs. Cassedy
  • Aleta Mitchell

    as Celestine
  • William Newman

    as French Missionary Doctor
  • Jaime Pina Gautier

    as Julio
  • Evencio Mosquera Slaco

    as Old Shaman
  • Kimberleigh Aarn

    as Margrite
  • Philogen Thomas

    as Priest
  • Ana Rosa Smith Avila

    as Mulatto Nurse
  • Francis Guinan

    as American Doctor
  • Diamanda Galás

    as Voices of the Dead
Directing Wes Craven Director
Writing Adam Rodman Screenplay
Camera John Lindley Director of Photography
Production Rob Cohen Executive Producer
Editing Glenn Farr Editor
Production Keith Barish Executive Producer
Production David Ladd Producer
Production Doug Claybourne Producer
Sound Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
Writing Richard Maxwell Screenplay
Art David Brisbin Art Direction
Writing Wade Davis Book
Production David B. Pauker Associate Producer
Production Robert Engelman Co-Producer
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Art Rosemary Brandenburg Set Decoration
Art David Nichols Production Design
Production Victoria Kluge Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Peter Mitchell Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Michelle Bühler Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robert Hallowell II Key Hair Stylist
Production Michael Bennett Unit Production Manager
Production Curtis Burch Production Executive
Production Juanita Diane Feeney Production Manager
Production Jaime Pina Gautier Production Manager
Directing Robert Engelman First Assistant Director
Crew Anthony Cecere Stunt Coordinator
Crew Peter Chesney Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Jeffrey S. Farley Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up James Kagel Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up David LeRoy Anderson Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jim McPherson Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lance Anderson Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Michael Shawn McCracken Special Effects Makeup Artist
Crew Dane Farwell Stunt Double