Directed by Jack Hill
In this twisted cult horror-comedy, deranged siblings torment unfortunate visitors. Elizabeth, Virginia and Ralph all suffer from Merrye's Syndrome, which causes them to regress to a state of "pre-human savagery and cannibalism." Normally, they're kept in line by their chauffeur (Wolf Man Lon Chaney, Jr.), but when he steps out, things turn terrifying. Though it only became a cult favorite long after its release, SPIDER BABY's gruesome depiction of a fearsome family anticipated THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE BROOD, BLOODY BIRTHDAY and other killer kid hits.
In this twisted cult horror-comedy, deranged siblings torment unfortunate visitors.
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr, Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker
brilliant! you can see where rob zombie found his inspiration haha!
Awesome movie! very much along the lines of the old House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price. Great acting and interesting story line the whole way through.
this is my FAVORITE horror movie, it is an interesting story filled with excentric characters and great actors, including Sid Haig (Captain Spaulding, The Devils Rejects)... when he was in his late 20's!
Enjoyably weird backwoods horror film with an atmosphere all its own. Funny but also genuinely eerie, and quite violent for its time. Jill Banner’s performance is memorable. Runs out of steam a bit in the latter half but overall highly recommended.