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Spider Baby Or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
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Spider Baby Or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968) In a dilapidated rural mansion, the last generation of the degenerate, inbred Merrye family lives with the inherited curse of a disease that causes them to mentally regress from the age of 10 or so on as they physically develop. The family chauffeur looks out for them and covers up their indiscretions. Trouble comes when greedy distant relatives and their lawyer arrive to dispossess the family of its home.

Movie Tagline:
Come into my parlor, said the spider to the...

Also Known As:
Spider Baby

Title: Spider Baby Or, The Maddest Story Ever Told
Release Date: January 18, 1968
Runtime: 81 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jack Hill

Lon Chaney Jr. ...Bruno (as Lon Chaney)
Carol Ohmart ...Emily
Quinn K. Redeker ...Peter (as Quinn Redeker)
Beverly Washburn ...Elizabeth
Jill Banner ...Virginia
Sid Haig ...Ralph
Mary Mitchel ...Ann
Karl Schanzer ...Schlocker
Mantan Moreland ...Messenger
Carolyn Cooper ...Aunt Clara
Joan Keller Stern ...Aunt Martha

Gil Lasky
Marvin Levine
Paul Monka
Alan Riseman

Jack Hill

Ronald Stein

More Movie Taglines:
  • Come into my parlor, said the spider to the...
  • Seductive innocence of LOLITA
  • Savage hunger of a BLACK WIDOW
  • Whatever happened to... Spider Baby
Movie Quote(s):
  • Virginia: I caught a big fat bug right in my spider web and now the spider gets to give the bug a big sting. Sting! Sting! Sting! Sting! Sting!
  • Bruno, The Chauffeur: Just because something isn't good doesn't mean it's bad.
  • Schlocker: This has gone well beyond the boundaries of prudence and good taste.
  • Elizabeth: Spiders don't eat other spiders. Virginia: Cannibal spiders do.
  • Elizabeth: What's it gonna do, Bruno? Bruno, The Chauffeur: Well, it's gonna it's gonna make a big flash and go bang! Virginia: Oh boy!
Movie Trivia:
  • The film was shot in August and September of 1964 with the title "Cannibal Orgy, or The Maddest Story Ever Told", but its release was held up for years due to the producers going bankrupt. Independent producer David L. Hewitt acquired it for distribution in 1968 and changed the title to "Spider Baby" and then later "The Liver Eaters."
  • The directorial debut for Jack Hill.
  • Star Lon Chaney Jr. sings the films quirky theme song.
  • Shot in seven days between August and September of 1964.
  • The films alternate title "Cannibal Orgy" was taken from the films theme song, which has a line that states "this cannibal orgy is strange to behold in the maddest story ever told."
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