King Cobra is a 1999 Trimark Pictures direct-to-video horror/sci-fi film about an escaped genetically engineered hybrid of an Asian King Cobra and an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. The film was written and directed by David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand, and featured special effects by The Chiodo Brothers.
A mutated snake escapes from a laboratory and terrorizes the residents of a small California brewery town.
When David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand developed the concept for King Cobra, the film Anaconda was not yet "in the pipeline". They wished to take an approach in the genre in a similar vein as Jaws or Alien. Production problems allowed Anaconda to beat their film to release.
It was released on DVD and VHS. Both have since been discontinued and have for long gone out of print. Due to the negative reviews, there will mostlikely not be a Blu-Ray or DVD release.