King Cobra is the 1999 cult, direct to video science fiction horror thriller from writer-directors David and Scott Hillenbrand (Hostile Takeover, Demon Island, Game Box 1.0, Transylmania). An explosion at a local government lab mixes behavior modification chemicals with a gene-spliced African king cobra/diamondback rattler, leading to '30 Feet of Pure Terror!' as the highly aggressive hybrid grows to mammoth size and escapes. Two years later, just in time for a small town's 'lager festival' the snake emerges in the woods with a sudden urge to sink its teeth into innocent townspeople. It's up to a doctor (Scott Hillenbrand), a female deputy (Kasey Fallo, Demon Island), a snake expert (Pat Morita, The Karate Kid) and others to track to beast down, but naturally they're opposed by townspeople who don't want to cause a big commotion. Hoyt Axton (Gremlins, Buried Alive) co-stars as the Mayor. Also featuring a cameo by CHIPS star Erik Estrada.