A spider runs a hotel for flies where he keeps his guests captive. A pair of fly newlyweds arrive and check in. Fortunately, the husband is "flyweight champion". After a pitched battle ... See full summary »
A spider runs a hotel for flies where he keeps his guests captive. A pair of fly newlyweds arrive and check in. Fortunately, the husband is "flyweight champion". After a pitched battle featuring arrows (fountain pen nibs) and a machinegun (aspirins shot from a perfume atomizer), the spider winds up in a bottle of library paste. Written by
A spider who runs an hotel for flies in fact has foreboding, disturbing plans for his unsuspecting fly guests.
This cartoon is mainly focused on adapting the strange little song of the same name which we see the spider singing, adding an ominous curl at certain appropriate moments, as this one opens. The flies though they at first seem to be so much cattle to be harvested eventually prove to be of more substance than we initially thought as they end up putting up quite the fight of resistance indeed.
I have to say I enjoyed this one far more than perhaps many would as it carries out a somewhat morbid real world event (spiders do catch flies in their spider webs) and adds an entertaining, delightful twist to the proceedings. It helps that our spider here comes across as being particularly monstrous. Fun if slightly twisted.
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