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Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | Video 1998
When two people have disappeared, the mysterious Tarantula is suspected.


Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)


Simon Birrell (English dialogue), Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)


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Credited cast:
Lina Romay ... Mari Cookie / Tarantula
Michelle Bauer ... Sheriff Marga
Linnea Quigley ... Tere
Amber Newman Amber Newman ... Amy
Analía Ivars Analía Ivars ... Queen Vicious
Robert King Robert King ... Martin
Pedro Temboury Pedro Temboury ... Chuck Morrison (as Peter Temboury)
Mavi Tienda Mavi Tienda ... Leona Tarantino
Rachel Sheppard Rachel Sheppard ... Midwife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurro Maiden Kurro Maiden ... Asaltante (voice)
George Martinez George Martinez ... Chauffeur


When two people have disappeared, the mysterious Tarantula is suspected.

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Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight Legs to Love You See more »

Filming Locations:

Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

One Shot Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the Sub Rosa DVD, after the FBI Warning, there is a MARI Warning: "Tarantula provides the penalty of bondage and castration for unauthorized reproduction, distribution of exhibition of Mari Cookie and the Killer Tarantula video tapes of video discs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by Sheriff Marga and may constitute a penalty of up to five years of turning her on and/or a lifetime of servitude in Tarantula's lair." See more »


Sheriff Marga: Men are weak and false.
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Spoofs Help! (1965) See more »


It's a Shit Life
Performed by Jesús Franco and His B. Band
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The downfall of Jess Franco
25 June 2003 | by guyrockySee all my reviews

Killer Barbies (1996) was a half decent film (thanks to the band of the same name and Santiago Segura) but even then one could see that Senor Franco was starting to lose his touch. Since then his films have become exponentially worse. Everything that fans liked about Franco movies has been thrown out. All that is left is an Indecipherable mess of gawky ex-scream queens, awful Subterfuge grunge music and pathetic product placement (T-shirts, posters on the wall, etc), cheapo video effects, flacid nude scenes and some very poor acting. No knew Howard Vernons to be found here, I'm afraid, and as for a Soledad Miranda - forget it. "Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula" is not barely watchable - its totally unwatchable.

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