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Spider Baby, Lon Chaney Jr. Horror Comedy Cult Classic

I’ve been watching horror movies for over fifty years and somehow I missed seeing this classic until today. Made in six days for around $65,000 Spider Baby is a highly entertaining horror comedy. It stars Lon Chaney Jr. as a caretaker to three psychopathic children who have a disease that causes their brains to rot. The opening scene shows a postman, played by Mantan Moreland, stabbed to death by a girl playing a brutal game of spider. Into this cozy little family intrudes a couple of long lost relatives looking for money along w/ a lawyer and his secretary.  All kinds of creppy goings on and mayhem soon follows. Whatever your looking for in low brow entertainment is here. Including a sex crazed lunatic menacing a lovely lass in lingerie.

The film was directed by Jack Hill who got his start working for Roger Corman and went on later to direct Coffey & Foxy Brown. Visit the official homepage of Spider Baby and learn about the new musical. http://www.spiderbabyonline.com/

 

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