Back in the late 90's I saw this scene from a movie or maybe an episode from a tv show.

It was about a couple that goes to a circus/carnival/freak show and I think they see a human snake. I believe they later see a fortune teller/gypsy or one of them might get cursed. I think that after that, they go to the woods and, well "have fun" in the night. What I recall is that either one of them or the fortune teller starts to transform into a snake. I think it was the guy. It did not look like a normal snake, but I remember still having human face with snake features.

I saw this scene when I was like 4 yrs old and I was at my aunt's house watching tv late at night and she saw me and turned the tv off. So I don't really recall much of the movie. I was watching Curse II: The Bite, and it kind of woke-up this memory from my childhood.

The movie looked like it was done from late '70s-mid '90s. I only saw like 20 minutes of the movie, before my Aunt got mad and turned the tv off. I have tried to recall stuff from this movie but I can't recall much, just the transformation scene seemed to be painful. It might not have been a snake but a type of reptilian. It's not the movie Sssssss, either.


Could this be the film Ssssss from 1973?

While it does have a young man being transformed into a snake, and there is a scene at a freak show as you describe, I don't recall the "romantic" scene in the woods you mention. (But then, I haven't seen the movie in a very long time, either.)

From the Wikipedia entry:

Dr. Carl Stoner (Martin), a herpetologist, sells a mysterious creature in a crate to a carnival owner. He later hires college student David Blake (Benedict) as an assistant, claiming that his previous assistant had left town to attend to a sick relative. Unbeknownst to David or anyone else, Stoner is a delusional man, convinced that humanity is doomed and is attempting to prepare for what he believes to be the inevitable by working out a method of transforming humans into reptiles that can survive pollution and any other ecological disaster that would wipe humanity out.

There is a budding romance in it:

David begins a romance with Stoner's daughter Kristina (Menzies), although her father objects and insists that she not have any sexual relations with him.

And the carnival scene:

Kristina visits a carnival freak show and is horrified when she sees a bizarre "snake-man," whom she recognizes as Stoner's previous assistant, Tim. Distraught, she races back home to save David who is currently mutating into a king cobra, brought about by the injections Stoner has been giving him. Stoner is bitten by a real king cobra from his lab and dies, just as David's transformation is complete. Kristina arrives home and finds her father dead with the real cobra next to him. Growing suspicious, the police then arrive and shoot the cobra before heading to the lab where a mongoose is attacking David's neck, attempting to kill him. But the police do not have a clear shot, and as Kristina screams David's name, the movie ends abruptly, leaving their fates uncertain.

Not an exact match to your memories, but it does touch on a few of the things you remember, and it was from the 1970s, as you indicated..

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  • I mentioned that it was not that movie since I had seen the movie in YouTube. I had already looked into looking for the movie and found this movie, I saw the part of the freakshow part and what happens after that, but is not what I recall at all. I also believed it was Sssssss but when I saw the part it did not match my memory of the transformation. – myriaidee1sessh43 Jul 5 '19 at 1:58
  • @myriadee1sessh43 Either I didn't see the statement about not being the movie Ssssss or it wasn't there when I answered. – Josh Jul 5 '19 at 20:43
  • Someone did an edit to the post. Probably it was erased or while the change was made it was not present. No worries. – myriaidee1sessh43 Jul 5 '19 at 21:05
  • Here's a link that could help, maybe. A lot of these are Asian movies, though. californiaherps.com/films/grouppages/… – Josh Aug 6 '19 at 22:26
  • Thanks for the link, yet none of these are the movie. I feel like I probably dreamed the scene ☹️ or it transformed into something else – myriaidee1sessh43 Aug 7 '19 at 1:07

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