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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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Craving the Blood of Beautiful Women! See more »

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Included in Elvira's (Cassandra Peterson) "Something Weird" collection (seen on Comcast On Demand, Oct. 2006). See more »

Goofs

Gary repeatedly refers to the gun as a revolver, yet it has no cylinder. Later, he loads a magazine into it, proving it is not a revolver. 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
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Music by Johann Strauss
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Like being hit by a supermodel with a ball pean hammer
2 July 2000 | by postman-13See all my reviews

Oh God, was this painful, the most deepest of Deep Hurtings.

The plot seems to have been improvised. Actually, the plot was only partially concealed in those dancer's slit skirts, (some of which were more slit than skirt!) That is to say, scenes were mere contrivances to film the girls in various states of (un)dress as they lolled about this deserted cabin.

All female voices were obviously dubbed by one actress. She'd simply change her accent to differentiate. One line, she changed accents three times on the same actress! Just beautiful!

Many scenes were filmed murkily. The two fight scenes ivolving male cast members were laughably ridiculous. Watch as one guy, holdinga a chair over his head, WAITS for the other guy to get out of the way before he throws it!

Again, I digress. I realize this was just a thinly transparent effort for voyeurs. It's interesting to note what the concept of beauty was 40 years ago. It was different than today, because, like it or not, those grls had more meat to them than the anorexic models of today!

Oh yeah, I think there were spiders on the island, (plastic models, of course.)


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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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