First of all the title isn’t a typo, that’s the letter ‘S’ x 7, as in the noise made by children and cartoon characters to impersonate a snake. “Don’t say it, hiss it” said the marketing. Although I’m not sure how you can hiss or pronounce seven s’s any differently. Amazingly this schlocker of a creature feature was actually a Zanuck and Brown production, aka the producers of another creature feature made two years later that would fair slightly better.., that being ‘Jaws‘. Starring a bunch of 70s character actors and the A-Team’s Face (Dirk Benedict) as a man who turns into a King Cobra, ‘Sssssss’ is 70s monster nonsense at its best. Watch on in amazement as Face tries his best to convey to us that’s he’s transforming into a snake at the hands of mad scientist Dr Stoner (would you take drugs from a Dr Stoner?). Channeling his inner Brudlefly, Face wackily (and I must admit semi-disturbingly) transforms into a snake by means of prosthetics, some dodgy dissolves, and finally an actual snake. Which is actually really stupid.., fans of monster movies don’t want a man to turn into an actual snake, they want some kind of super man-snake-jazz-fusion-hybrid. Anyway, they whole thing is great entertainment and finally the King Cobra formally known as Face fro the A-Team fights a mongoose. Yes a mongoose.
Step forward, who’s seen ‘Jaws’ long lost cousin?