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Body in the 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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One bite from a giant spider turned him into THE WORLD'S MOST HIDEOUS MONSTER with a diabolical lust to KILL! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body in the Web See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was refused a UK cinema certificate in 1960, as "Horrors of Spider Island." It was eventually released on DVD, uncut, in 2010. See more »

Goofs

Soon after takeoff, the plane's prop spinner changes from rectangular to conical. 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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This movie rocks
24 September 1999 | by B MurphySee all my reviews

The HORRORS of being trapped with lovely women for days and days! One cannot imagine the terrible, horrible, mind-blowing pressure that must have been gnawing at Gary's very soul...oh, who am I kidding? Character depth is all three dimensional here, as in "I wish this movie had been filmed in 3D". Girls in ripped dresses, towels, bikinis, and floral panties, and is there a downside? Well, yes, there is the terror of bad dubbing, and the fear of back story being told in a painfully ungainly way. Thank God for MST, and it is a crime they are gone. I miss them.

Anyhoo, if ya get the chance, and can take the intense heat, check out this rockin' flick.


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