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Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

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

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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
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Oakes - Zoo Watchman
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Gymnast
Irene Cagen ...
Rita (as Irene Forest)
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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 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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Unrated | See all certifications »
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16 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Love Trap  »

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1.33 : 1
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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

[Detective Higbie and Flaps have found the body of Mrs. Lockwood]
Mark Higbie: I thought she was dead...
Flaps: She is now.
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Referenced in The Powerpuff Girls: Arachno-Romance (2016) See more »

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Complete Camp & Lots of Fun
19 March 2000 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

This movie was great! Patty Duke & Donna Mills as (fraternal) twins?!? Guess there have been stranger things...like a man-sized Black Widow spider terrorizing Los Angeles! I won't give away who the "spider woman" is but within the first 2 minutes all you have to do is hear her voice & you'll know instantly it is either her or her proper twin cousin from Brooklyn Heights! Fortunately the fx in this film are so realistic you too may even believe that 6ft spiders are made of paper mache. Of course we also get the creature-point-of-view, and since spiders have 8 eyes we see 8 victims at once. If you have the opportunity to see this, you must watch it.


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