In companion to the many new release films, Miramax is releasing "Venom." It is about a voodoo-crazed serial killer, depicts murder and mayhem in the Louisiana swamps a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina brought real death and destruction to the region.
Commenting on the perception of film resemblance to Hurricane Katrina, Emily Bear, a spokeswoman for Dimension Films said "The film's plot is completely unrelated to the disaster in New Orleans. Venom' is a fictional horror film." Then she continued saying the film has been slated months ago for release this Friday, far prior to the hurricane.