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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 Muzii ...
Maria
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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
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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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this strange supernatural giallo really needs a good DVD release
27 January 2006 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

This one starts off pretty slow. After a brief scene involving two boys playing, a man is sent to Budapest to investigate what is going on with a professor there who was supposed to have sent something. It starts to pick up once he gets there and meets the professor. The professor is a nervous man who slips him something once his wife leaves. The investigator says he'll come back later that night to talk more. When he does, the police are there, and it seems some of the people he met may not have been who he thought.

Clearly the movie had a budget. It has lots of locations, some nice special effects, and camera-work that involves cranes.

What seems initially to be a giallo movie (and arguably still is) becomes a bit more supernatural than is usual for that subgenre. There's a woman with enormous strength, an exhibitionist research assistant, an old man with a warning, spider-shaped scars, heavy rolling balls, and it just keeps getting stranger. Some good murder set pieces, and a totally bizarre climax. The ending was pretty satisfying.


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