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Body in the Web (1960)
"Ein Toter hing im Netz" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  March 1962 (USA)
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Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders!

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Joe (as Temple Foster)
Helga Franck ...
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Gary Webster (as Alexander d'Arcy)
Helga Neuner ...
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Rainer Brandt ...
Robby (as Reiner Brandt)
Dorothee Parker ...
Gladys (as Dorothee Glöklen) (as Norma Townes)
Gerry Sammer ...
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Eva Schauland ...
Helma Vandenberg ...
Kate (as Helma van den Berg)
Elfie Wagner ...
Linda (as Donna Ulsike)
Barbara Valentin ...
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En route to a show in Singapore, a troupe of beautiful dancers are stranded on a deserted island by a plane crash. Their routine of skinny-dipping and devising new skimpy outfits is interrupted when a radioactive spider bites their manager and turns him into a wild-eyed, furry-faced monster with three fangs and a passion for strangling. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Seven showgirls crashed on a diabolical island and fought passionately for the ultimate prize... A MAN!! See more »

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The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1960, as "Horrors of Spider Island." It was eventually released on DVD, uncut, in 2010. See more »

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When Mike Blackwood is talking about the plane crash on the phone, he smokes an unlit cigarette. See more »

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Mike Blackwood: There's absolutely no reason yet to fear the worst. Until now, we only know that the plane caught fire and we've lost radio contact.
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Won't satisfy either the horror or nudie audience
10 April 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Basically this is an excuse to watch a bunch of shapely Eurobabes in bikinis frolic on an island. There is one little spider monster that gets killed off pretty quick and Alex D'Arcy running around as a half-man/half-spider monster but all he does is slowly stick his claw hand out to grab some of the girls with no real menace whatsoever. Maybe he's supposed to be one of those tragic sympathetic monsters. Anyway, the English dubbing is entertainingly bad and the jazzy score gives the film the right aura of burlesque.


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