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New HBO documentary ALABAMA SNAKE explores bizarre story of Pentecostal minister Glenn Summerford

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Documentary Alabama Snake highlights the story of Pentecostal minister Glenn Summerford.

A man accused of attempting to murder his wife with a rattlesnake in the sleepy town of Scottsboro, Alabama — and the investigation and trial that haunted Southern Appalachia for decades.

The film features local historian and folklorist Dr. Thomas Burton, who spent his life studying the culture, beliefs, and folklore of the Pentecostal snake handlers, as he paints a Southern Gothic portrait of Summerford and his tale of demon possession.

ALABAMA SNAKE airs Wednesday January 13 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s FoxShowcase channel or watch On Demand

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