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The Legend of Spider Forest (1971)
"Venom" (original title)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  February 1975 (USA)
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A Nazi scientist and a woman known as a "spider goddess" attempt to develop a nerve gas made from spider venom.

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A Nazi scientist and a woman known as a "spider goddess" attempt to develop a nerve gas made from spider venom.

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The only thing Paul Creville wanted was a quiet and peaceful time - instead all he found was...VENOM!

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Ninety-one minutes of "huh?"
23 June 2007 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

SPIDER FOREST looks like it had some intriguing ideas in place prior to filming, but the final product is a crabbed and often hard-to-follow farrago with a light smattering of atmospheric moments.

A lovely young lady dwells within a European forest where super-venomous spiders roam, although she is, it seems, impervious to their deadly bite...her male lovers, however, aren't so lucky.

When a young artist takes lodging in the aforementioned locale, he becomes smitten with the mysterious spider-girl, pursues her, and becomes inadvertently embroiled in a covert Nazi experiment to create a highly lethal neuro-toxin.

Far too much going on, and quite sloppily presented. Whatever potential may have been in play here is sadly lost to mishandling of the material, mostly in relation to editing/continuity problems and a knotted-up tangle of a screenplay. Pity.

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