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Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  17 June 1953 (USA)
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Doctor Aranya
Allan Nixon ...
'Doc' Tucker
Richard Travis ...
Dan Mulcahey
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Narrator (voice)
Paula Hill ...
Doreen Culbertson (as Mary Hill)
Robert Knapp ...
Grant Phillips
Tandra Quinn ...
Tarantella
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Pepe (as Chris Pin Martin)
Harmon Stevens ...
Nico Lek ...
Jan van Croft
Kelly Drake ...
Lost Woman
John Martin ...
Frank
George Barrows ...
George (as George Burrows)
Candy Collins ...
Lost Woman
Dolores Fuller ...
Blonde 'Watcher in the Woods' (as Delores Fuller)
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.

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Super Women Who Kissed and Killed! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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17 June 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Spider Women  »

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The character of Dr. Aranya and the spider people were added by Ron Ormond. Herbert Tevos' original story began with Masterson--who was merely a "schizophrenic homicidal maniac"--at the cantina, where the dancer played by Tandra Quinn was just a murder victim. The rest of the story is much the same as was seen in the film minus the various scenes involving the women and dwarfs watching the crash survivors. The film ended when Mexican authorities responded to the flare Phillips fired off and landed on the mesa, whereupon Phillips, Doreen, and Van Croft were rescued and the love triangle was resolved when Doreen chose Phillips over Van Croft. See more »

Goofs

Rear shots of Frank's jeep show a man wearing a fedora in the passenger seat, but close-ups show Pepe in the passenger seat, wearing a sombrero. See more »

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What a Mess!
23 January 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

This mess is one of the worst science fiction movies of the 1950's. It makes Ed Wood's films look good. It does have its moments though.

The acting is terrible and too daft to laugh at. The guitar/piano music score, which hardly stops throughout the movie, is utter rubbish and drove me mad. The only good points about The Mesa of Lost Women are the giant spider scenes. Even the spider looks terrible.

This is grade Z rubbish. A real golden turkey.

Rating: 1 and a half stars out of 5.


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