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Hellish Spiders (1968)

Arañas infernales (original title)
Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Action, Horror | 31 May 1968 (Mexico)
Arácnea's residents have been desperately searching for a source of food to save the life of their queen. Earth is chosen, since human brains are apparently like health food for alien spiders.

Director:

Federico Curiel

Writers:

Adolfo Torres Portillo (screenplay), Luis Enrique Vergara (original idea) (as L.E. Vergara)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blue Demon ... Blue Demon
Blanca Sánchez ... Hilda
Martha Elena Cervantes Martha Elena Cervantes ... Arianec
Ramón Bugarini ... Teniente Robles
Sergio Virel Sergio Virel ... José
Jessica Munguía Jessica Munguía ... Víctima
Fernando Osés ... Príncipe Arac / Ocram
Nathanael León ... Moloc (as Frankestein)
René Barrera René Barrera
Enrique Ramírez Enrique Ramírez
Vicente Lara Vicente Lara ... (as Vicente Lara 'Cacama')
Juan Garza Juan Garza
Marco Antonio Arzate Marco Antonio Arzate
José Luis Fernández José Luis Fernández
Octavio Muñoz Octavio Muñoz
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Arácnea's residents have been desperately searching for a source of food to save the life of their queen. Earth is chosen, since human brains are apparently like health food for alien spiders.

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Not Rated
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 May 1968 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellish Spiders See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Production Co:

Filmica Vergara S.A. See more »
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Mono
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Edited from Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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Masked Hero vs. Spiders From Space
17 May 2000 | by kikaidarSee all my reviews

At the onset of a film career that spanned some 20 years, Blue Demon (Alejandro Munoz) made several low budget films for producer Luis Enrique Vergara. El Santo had also worked for the Vergara, but he was already receiving better offers from other producers, so Vergara lured in both Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras, in order to continue making wrestling films. A number of these contained outright fantasy or fantasy elements in their plots.

In ARANAS INFERNALES (INFERNAL SPIDERS), Blue Demon is confronted by an invasion of seemingly humanoid aliens who turn out to actually be large spiders from space. After some suitable swatting he vanquishes the foe and Earth is once again (temporarily) safe.

Like Santo, the Demon later went on to bigger budgets and more ambitious productions -- possibly the best being the DIABOLICAL BRAINS (where he gained the power to teleport) and THE DIABOLICAL WOMEN, where he was confronted (not for the first time) by a murderous pseudo-Demon. Both entries introduced a brassy Blue Demon film and a few op art sets. VERY '60s.

A nice, "veg-out" sort of film with great advertising artwork. I collect lucha film art, and the lobby cards for this film feature the Demon struggling in a huge spider web, a mechanical hand rising from the ground to grip him, as an enormous spider approaches from the other aide of the picture. A spaceship rises, reasonably majestically, in the background.


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