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Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  16 September 1977 (USA)
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Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mark Higbie (as Tony Franciosa)
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Leigh Lockwood
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Laura Lockwood (as Patty Duke Astin)
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Mrs. Lockwood
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Olga
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Ragsdale
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Aspa Soldado
Roz Kelly ...
Flaps
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Lazlo Cozart
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Lt. Gully Conti
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Carlo Lenzi
Robert Burton ...
Jeff Wallace
Bryan O'Byrne ...
Oakes - Zoo Watchman
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Gymnast
Irene Cagen ...
Rita (as Irene Forest)
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Storyline

Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path to Los Angeles, where he discovers her true identity - a woman who was bitten by black widow spiders as a child, ...but that's only the beginning of the story. Written by Ørnås

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spider | victim | death | murder | twins | See All (15) »


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16 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Love Trap  »

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Goofs

When Olga walks to the house to look for Laura, she is wearing black flat shoes. When she enters the house, she is wearing black high heel pumps. See more »

Quotes

[Higbie is calling Flaps to get the results of a toxicology report on the blood of a victim]
Flaps: I got the analysis back from my friend at USC. He doesn't know what it is, exactly.
Mark Higbie: Well, what do you mean "exactly"?
Flaps: He says the closest that it comes to is, er... All right, get this, you ready? The venom of a black widow spider.
[Silence]
Flaps: You're not laughing.
Mark Higbie: [Seriously] I know.
[He hangs up thoughtfully]
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Is she a barfly or a bar spider????
14 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shall I say not one of Dan Curtis' best made for TV horror film. This is a strange little movie about the danger of picking up strangers in bars, no you won't get an STD but you might just get killed and wrapped up in a spider's web. This story was bizarre even by 1977 Dan Curtis standards. I usually love anything Patty Duke is in, but I don't know what she had been smoking or snorting when she agreed to appear in this mess. This involves twins, spiders, police, plane wrecks and houses burning down and some other calamities I just have blacked out of my head. Certainly not the worse movie I have ever seen, but not even really funny. I loved Dan Curtis's Kolchak the Night Stalker movies and series, but this is just a little much.


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