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The Spider Labyrinth (1988)

Il nido del ragno (original title)
Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus". Arrived in the Hungarian capital, Alan... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Roland Wybenga ...
Professor Alan Whitmore
Paola Rinaldi ...
Genevieve Weiss
Margareta von Krauss ...
Celia Roth
Claudia Muzi ...
Maria (as Claudia Muzii)
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Mysterious Man
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Mrs. Kuhn
Valeriano Santinelli
Massimiliano Pavone
Arnaldo Dell'Acqua ...
Polgár Móricz
László Sipos ...
(as Lazlo Sipo)
Attila Lõte ...
(as Lote Attila)
Bob Holton
Bill Bolender ...
Chancellor Hubbard
John Morrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanna Busoni ...
Signora Kuhn (voice)
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Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus". Arrived in the Hungarian capital, Alan finds Roth whom, in panic, hands him a black book which he says should include information of the utmost importance.

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25 August 1988 (Italy)  »

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Cursed Labyrinth: Labyrinth in the Dark  »

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Better than expected Italian horror film
12 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A professor sent to Italy to check on a reclusive colleague finds himself in a world whose reality seems less and less certain. That's about all one needs to know about the plot. Most Italian horror is mood driven not plot focused. The Spider Labyrinth certainly owes a debt to Dario Argento. We have a mystery, a sect, a hotel with strange residents, and the unsettling feeling that the protagonist left reality behind the moment he stepped off the airplane. The world of the film is one of magic, just like in Suspiria or Inferno, yet the film does not fall into the trap of being a rip-off of those films. Only one scene, the murder of a maid in a room with hanging sheets, suffers from being overly familiar. Otherwise, the film has the feel of an Argento film without coming across as theft. While The Spider Labyrinth is not without problems (some hokey FX; an at times easy to predict plot), it seems more daring and evocative than Mother of Tears, Argento's last Three Mothers film. I am surprised by how little attention the film has gotten in the U.S. even with horror film fans like myself.


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