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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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A race of deadly spider-women luring men to their death! 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 film was originally begun by Herbert Tevos as "Lost Women of Zarpa", but a variety of factors - funds running out and neither the producers nor the cast being able to get along with Tevos - resulted in the production being shut down and then abandoned. A few years later Ron Ormond bought the film, shot some new footage and released it as "Mesa of Lost Women". 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Leland J. Masterson: [referring to Tarantella dancing] You like her?
Jan van Croft: Very pretty... Fascinating... As a dancer, of course!
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Mad scientists, giant spiders and a cult of weird women!
11 May 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Director Ron Ormond has quite a reputation for his wild and wacky exploitation films before he had a near-death experience and made wild and wacky religious films. This is a film that will drive most people out of their skull because of one reason: the music score is made up of a short flamenco guitar piece that is repeated over and over and over. Surely an absurd plot can be accepted my most but the constant recurring flamenco motif is enough to send the feeble-minded into fits of madness. Besides the big spider, you won't forget Tandra Quinn's bizarre and exotic dance in a bar that whips one guy into such a frenzy that he shoots her. Image's DVD from Wade Williams isn't much better than VHS with a shaky picture, soft contrasts and muffled audio but it's nice to see cheap obscure B-movies like this being released on disc at all.


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