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The Spider's Web (1960)

Ein Toter hing im Netz (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | March 1962 (USA)
Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders!

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Fritz Böttger (as Jaime Nolan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harald Maresch ... Joe (as Temple Foster)
Helga Franck Helga Franck ... Georgia
Alexander D'Arcy ... Gary Webster (as Alexander d'Arcy)
Helga Neuner Helga Neuner ... Ann
Rainer Brandt Rainer Brandt ... Robby (as Reiner Brandt)
Dorothee Parker ... Gladys (as Dorothee Glöklen) (as Norma Townes)
Gerry Sammer Gerry Sammer ... May
Eva Schauland Eva Schauland ... Nelly
Helma Vandenberg Helma Vandenberg ... Kate (as Helma van den Berg)
Elfie Wagner Elfie Wagner ... Linda (as Donna Ulsike)
Barbara Valentin ... Babs (as Barbara Valentine)
Walter Faber Walter Faber ... Mike Blackwood
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Storyline

En route to a show in Singapore, a troupe of beautiful dancers are stranded on a deserted island by a plane crash. Their routine of skinny-dipping and devising new skimpy outfits is interrupted when a radioactive spider bites their manager and turns him into a wild-eyed, furry-faced monster with three fangs and a passion for strangling. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Blood-Curdling! Hair-Raising! Spine-Chilling! See more »

Genres:

Horror

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spider's Web See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly after the film opens, Gary Webster (Alexander D'Arcy) pulls up in front of a building. The car he is driving is a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible. The car he almost backs into as he parks is a 1957 Ford, which appears to be the same car shown in the film's opening shot driving down a palm-tree-lined street. See more »

Goofs

The plane that takes off is a completely different make than the one that crashes. See more »

Quotes

Ann: Tell me, are you always so quiet?
Joe: You know, when you've lived on an island for a long time, you forget how to say nice things to girls.
Ann: Well, try at once.
Joe: Well, I'm really glad that your aeroplane crashed.
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Soundtracks

Roses From the South Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
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It's a porno flick!
1 November 1999 | by Sterno-2See all my reviews

When I watched and later reviewed "The Sinister Urge", I made the comment that pornography, as was defined by Ed Wood, consisted of women in non-revealing bikinis. I must amend that statement. Pornography in the case of "Horrors of Spider Island" consists of women wearing furry bikinis, as well as prancing, preening, and stripping at the drop of ANY hat.

Our story concerns the "tragic" plane flight of a group of dancers and their manager on their trip to Singapore. I guess the nice people of Singapore needed evidence of a morally bankrupt society before they went with their fundamental Islamic state. Anyhow, the girls are more seriously threatened by one of the guys who comes to rescue them. There's a dead professor, some uranium, and this mutant spider that's about the size of the Taco Bell dog who tries to strangle people. The only problem is, there's more scenes of women wiggling than there is of the spider that's causing all the "horror".

It's obvious what the real purpose of the movie is when one of the dancers says, "Ohhh, it's SOOOOO hot!" and then begins to strip for the camera. Notice also that the dancers come in every flavor from tall to short, meek to wild, and from non-athletic to athletic; all the better that every man find at least one of the ladies he likes. Be sure to keep your eyes on the very athletic one; she's a cross between Steffi Graff and "Chyna" from the WWF.

This is a German movie -- the dialog is dubbed, and not well in some places. It is quite racy even for the early 1960s. It's obvious that this bomb never was shown in America.

Sterno says this movie is number one...I just can't show you the digit that says so.


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