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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
Bryan O'Byrne ...
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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spider | victim | death | murder | twins | See All (15) »


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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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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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References Pretty Wet Lips (1974) See more »

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Jaw-dropping made-for-TV Dan Curtis nonsense
4 September 2000 | by (West Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Take Patty Duke, Donna Mills, June Allyson and June Lockhart. Add schizophrenia, were-spiders (similar to -wolves, but with eight legs), 1977 Los Angeles and Dan Curtis. Sprinkle with a bit of nepotism (Tracy Curtis, daughter of director Dan, has 15 seconds showing off on a balance beam that's grafted on like a third arm), add a pinch of bad cinematography and annoying commercial fade-outs, and bake well for what seems like forever.

Garnish with stereotypical "Injuns", gay morgue directors and sassy streetwalkers, then soak in brine for two hours. Prop dialogue firmly on stilts and spit in its eye. That's this movie. I loved it.

Right down to the meaty, slappable smile of the implausible leading man, every detail seemed just a bit ... off. And happily so. If this one doesn't generate derisive howls of laughter at your next homocockail soiree, sweetie, you need to redecorate or something.


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