Paul Hendricks is a Herpetologist in Alabama.
During the events of Jaws of Satan (1981) played by Jon Korkes
Paul arrives and is confused when Dr. Maggie Sheridan is there to greet him due to his assumption that Dr. Sheridan is a man. He then makes the remark that Dr. Sheridan might be overreacting. They visit the Farmer's hospital room and Farmer's Son tells Paul about the rattlesnake incident. Farmer's Son shows Paul the rattlesnake corpse and Paul continues to think Dr. Sheridan is overreacting. She takes him to see the corpse of Carnie Kid, and after she can't find the body, she asks the Orderly where Dr. Owens is and the Orderly tells her he got a call from Mayor Thorpe. The Orderly then tells her Dr. Owens released the body of the Carnie Kid to Freeburg Crematorium. As Cabbie is taking Paul back to the airport, Cabbie is pulled over by an ambulance. Dr. Sheridan gets out and shows Paul the body of Evelyn and Paul is shocked by her wound. Dr. Sheridan lets Paul borrow her car and he drops her off at her home. She calls Paul and asks for help and he runs to her car and drives to her house. Paul breaks into Dr. Sheridan's house and uses a snake tong to grab the rattlesnake and then shoots it. Dr. Sheridan starts to cry and after Paul slaps her, she slaps him back and they hug. In the morning, Father Farrow goes to see Dr. Sheridan and asks her how Evelyn died. She and Paul tell Father Farrow, Evelyn was killed by a snake. Dr. Sheridan and Paul hold a town meeting and he tells the people he doesn't know why the snakes are attacking people. Mayor Thorpe and Matt Perry walk into the building and Mayor Thorpe demands to know what is going on. Mayor Thorpe says any talk of a snake is a waste of time and Blue Collar Worker asks if the body of a kid at the lake was ever found. Dr. Owens lies and says Evelyn died of anaphylactic shock from a bee sting. After Mayor Thorpe tells the people to calm down and go back to work, Father Farrow tells the people he was attacked by a snake earlier. Mayor Thorpe says the meeting will continue in private and walks into his office with Matt, Dr. Owens, Dr. Sheridan, Paul and Father Farrow. Matt takes over and tells Dr. Sheridan and Paul they have 18 hours to find and kill the snakes and threatens them to keep quiet if they don't accomplish their mission or they will be sent to the local jail on a trumped up charge. Paul and Sheriff Tatum take a helicopter to search for the snakes, while Dr. Sheridan drives her car. Paul and Sheriff Tatum lead a group of people to search a rocky area. As they come across snakes, Paul notices they are heading in the same direction and Sheriff Tatum tells him there are caves in that direction. They go into the cave and find the discarded skin of The Snake. Father Farrow tells Dr. Sheridan and Paul The Snake is Satan, but Paul thinks it is just a snake. Sheriff Tatum drops Paul off at the cave and Paul finds The Snake, but slips and falls unconscious. Paul regains consciousness as Father Farrow speaks Latin while holding the cross and The Snake erupts in flames. Father Farrow then leaves the cave with Dr. Sheridan and Paul as The Snake burns.