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Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula (1998)

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When two people have disappeared, the mysterious Tarantula is suspected.


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Credited cast:
Mari Cookie / Tarantula
Michelle Bauer ...
Sheriff Marga
Amber Newman ...
Analía Ivars ...
Queen Vicious
Robert King ...
Pedro Temboury ...
Chuck Morrison (as Peter Temboury)
Mavi Tienda ...
Leona Tarantino
Rachel Sheppard ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurro Maiden ...
Asaltante (voice)
George Martinez ...


When two people have disappeared, the mysterious Tarantula is suspected.

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Eight Legs to Love You  »

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Did You Know?


On the Sub Rosa DVD, after the FBI Warning, there is a MARI Warning: "Tarantula provides the penalty of bondage and castration for unauthorized reproduction, distribution of exhibition of Mari Cookie and the Killer Tarantula video tapes of video discs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by Sheriff Marga and may constitute a penalty of up to five years of turning her on and/or a lifetime of servitude in Tarantula's lair." See more »


Sheriff Marga: Men are weak and false.
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Featured in Call Him Jess (2000) See more »


Take Your Hair Off
Performed by Jesús Franco and His B. Band
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Madcap antics from one crazy director
21 April 2003 | by (San Francisco, USA) – See all my reviews

Jess Franco is known the world over for either making the most unusually intoxicating films ever or the worst films ever. It all depends upon your point of view. A lot of people get pleasure out of trashing anything Franco ever makes. However, intelligent viewers can decide for themselves if they are entertained by naked men singing from their prison of spider webs, kookie madwomen conjuring up sex-potions made from monkey balls, a beautiful sheriff who dresses in a black hat, smoking jacket and g-string, etc. If you can find humor in cavity searches and cats flattened by passing cars, then MARI-COOKIE AND THE KILLER TARANTULA is the movie for you. Just seeing Michelle Bauer in her sheriff's outfit and Linnea Quigley in her barely-there bathing suit is definitely worth the price of admission.

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