SPIDER BABY

Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Oct 17, 2018 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:81 minutes
Director:Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters)
Year Released:1967
Production Country:US
Language:English

Description

Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

 

"If only all directors could start out their careers this way! Though superfically similar to some of Charles Addams' drawings, Spider Baby truly resembles nothing else in film." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

"Shocking and grisly for the time, Spider Baby is that rare gem that remains largely undiscovered while still having a huge influence on the horror genre going forward." - Sebastian O'Brien, Friday Night Frights

"Imagine a cross between Corman's Little Shop of Horrors and Eraserhead, you've got this lovably sick gem."
- Steven Puchalski, Shock Cinema

This highly influential cult classic from writer-director Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters, Foxy Brown) tells the demented and darkly comic tale of the Merrye children - Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn), Virginia (Jill Banner) and Ralph (Sid Haig) - all of whom suffer from a rare genetic malady that causes its victims to mentally regress to a condition of "pre-human savagery and cannibalism."

The children live in the old family mansion, and though under the cautious guardianship of chauffer Bruno (Lon Chaney Jr.), they manage to terrorize anyone or anything which passes through the gates. So when the family is visited by a pair of distant relatives and their greedy lawyer, a wild night of murderous thrills ensues.