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Horrors of Spider Island (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!

Director:

Fritz Böttger (as Jaime Nolan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harald Maresch ... Joe (as Temple Foster)
Helga Franck Helga Franck ... Georgia (as Helga Frank)
Alexander D'Arcy ... Gary Webster (as Alexander d'Arcy) (as Alex D'Arcy)
Helga Neuner Helga Neuner ... Ann
Rainer Brandt Rainer Brandt ... Robby (as Reiner Brand) (as Allen Turner)
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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Seven showgirls crashed on a diabolical island and fought passionately for the ultimate prize... A MAN!! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There is a French-dubbed version of the film that has some "Continental" (topless) footage. Those images don't appear in US prints and most German prints. See more »

Goofs

When they're chasing Spider Gary, one of the guys cycles the slide and it closes. He pulls the trigger and realizes it's empty. With that type of pistol, if the magazine's empty the slide stays open until the release lever is operated. See more »

Quotes

Nelly: Gary! Look what I just found.
Gary Webster: A hammer! There must be someone on this island! A hammer... with a long handle... It must be for the purpose of excavating some sort of metal, most probably Uranium.
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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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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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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