Mesa Of Lost Women (1953)
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarves in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.
A race of deadly spider-women luring men to their death!
Also Known As:
Attack of the Spider Women
Lost Women of Zarpa
Title: Mesa Of Lost Women
Release Date: June 17, 1953
Runtime: 70 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 2.1
Buried.com Rating: 3.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: Approved
Jackie Coogan ...Dr. Aranya
Allan Nixon ...Dr. Tucker, camp physician
Richard Travis ...Dan Mulcahey, foreman
Lyle Talbot ...Narrator
Paula Hill ...Doreen Culbertson (as Mary Hill)
Robert Knapp ...Grant Phillips
Tandra Quinn ...Tarantella
Chris Pin Martin ...Pepe, the jeep driver
Harmon Stevens ...Dr. Leland J. Masterson
Nico Lek ...Jan van Croft
Kelly Drake ...Lost Woman
John Martin ...Frank, the surveyor
George Barrows ...George, the male nurse
Candy Collins ...Lost Woman
Dolores Fuller ...Blonde 'Watcher in the Woods'
Dean Riesner ...Aranya Henchman (as Dean Reisner)
Doris Lee Price ...Lost Woman
Mona McKinnon ...Lost Woman
Sherry Moreland ...Lost Woman
Ginger Sherry ...Lost Woman
Chris Randall ...Lost Woman
Diane Fortier ...Lost Woman
Karna Greene ...Lost Woman
June Benbow ...Lost Woman
Katherine Victor ...Car-Driver Spider Woman (as Katina Vea)
Fred Kelsey ...The Bartender
Samuel Wu ...Wu, the valet
Margia Dean ...2nd Brunette 'Watcher in the Woods'
John George ...Aranya's Manservant
Doris Hart ...Lost Woman
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Joy M. Houck
Orville H. Hampton
More Movie Taglines:
- A race of deadly spider-women luring men to their death!
- Super Women Who Kissed and Killed!
- Somewhere... A MAD SCIENTIST is Set to Terrorize the World!
- They Were All a Man Could Desire, But Deadlier Than a Black Widow!
- Doreen Culbertson: [surveying cantina] What a dump.
- The film was originally begun by Herbert Tevos as "Lost Women of Zarpa", but a variety of factors - funds running out and neither the producers nor the cast being able to get along with Tevos - resulted in the production being shut down and then abandoned. A few years later Ron Ormond bought the film, shot some new footage and released it as "Mesa of Lost Women".
Just before Dr. Leland Masterson (Harmon Stevens) shoots the frenzied dancer, Tarantella (Tandra Quinn), in the cantina he quotes a passage from the Bible, (II Kings 9:33), "...So they threw her down, and some of her blood splattered on the wall and on the horses; and he trampled her underfoot..." describing the violent death of Queen Jezebel.
Hoyt Curtin's original music score - consisting solely of guitar and piano - was recycled by director Edward D. Wood Jr. for his film Jail Bait (1954).
The name "Tarantella" for the dancer played by Tandra Quinn is an in-joke. "Tarantella" is both the Italian word for "tarantula" and the name of an Italian dance that is supposed to make the person doing it look like he or she has just been bitten by a tarantula.
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Rating: 3.1 out of 10.0 - 75 votes cast total