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Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  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

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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 more »


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16 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Love Trap  »

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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 »

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[speaking as Valerie]
Laura Lockwood: You can fool Laura, Olga dear... but not me.
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Don't fall into the LOVE TRAP, baby!
22 August 2002 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Valerie Steffan is a mysterious woman with dark hair and eyes, who talks like Adolf Hitler and likes to pick up men in bars. Only problem is instead of having a fab time, the guys end up drained of blood and wrapped in a webbed cocoon. And it's because she's actually a giant black widow spider! Several of the victims are former fiances or lovers of star Donna Mills. Is the killer jealous of her perfectly feathered blonde locks or white flare pant suits? Or is it just the nature of the "freak-o human fly?"

If you enjoy funky music, flashy fashions, cheesy acting from a classic TV-movie cast, eight-eyed POV bug shots, puppet monsters that look like they time-warped in from the 1950s and dialogue like, "Why don't I hold a press conference and tell them it's a big spider killing people and I'll issue all my men giant cans of Raid and send them out after it?," then this one's for you.

Score: 4 out of 10.


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