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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 All (15) »


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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

[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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a nice popcorn movie
27 October 2000 | by (brick nj) – See all my reviews

After all the movies I have seen, some of the most enjoyable, are those turned out for ABC's Tuesday Night at the Movies in the 1970's. They were B-movies in all their glory. The Curse of the Black Window is one such movie. Filled with good character actors, a fast plot and cheesy special effects, it filled a void for genre movies on tv. Other genre movies created in this time were-The Cat Creature, Black Noon, Dual and the great Night Staker(One of the great Vampire movies.).It was not just horror movies, but detective, war, love and comedies that entertained the viewers. The tv movies of the today are mostly teen flicks, love stories or social pronouncements. I do wish for a good old fashion cheapie horror tv movie.

Just keep your eyes open(0n cable,dvd or video)for the giant black spider of Dan Curtis mind.


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