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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Referenced in The Powerpuff Girls: Arachno-Romance (2016) See more »

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6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Do you remember this movie from the 70's (1977)? It is about a woman who was bitten by many spiders as a youth, who can transform into a giant black spider. To this day, in my opinion, this movie is much better than a lot of the crap that Hollywood has recently manufactured.

Also, could tell me, or direct me to, where I could find the original T.V poster ad for this film? I remember that it was a picture of a spider with 8 human female legs, a spider's abdomen, and a human female face attached to it's body. The ad appeared in T.V. Guide.

This would be an awesome collectors item if I could find it.

Let me know.

Thanks


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