Friday, January 02, 2009

Spider Baby

You owe it to yourself to see this Jack Hill (who is NOT dead) film at least once in your life. It's a fave of mine and it lives up to it's full name SPIDER BABY, OR THE MADDEST STORY EVER TOLD. We have Lon Chaney Jr., who sings the theme song which makes this worth seeing all by itself, as the guardian of two girls who like to play "spider" and a man child named Ralph which is played by Sid Haig with some serious authority. This is about all you need to know about the plot, and yes, there is one. It is a choppy piece of work, no doubt due to budget restrictions and while a dark comedy it does pack a few genuine scares. Looks closely for a quick scene with Jill Banner towards the end which I believe to be a goof-up Hill decided to throw it at the last second. It will crack you up! I also guarantee you will never forget Ralph!


Anonymous Jack Hill said...

Thanks for your kind comments. What goof-up???

1:13 PM  
Blogger Ink Casualty said...

Man, blows my mind you would check these things! There is a split second scene in which Virgina makes this little face likes she's half sticking her tongue out, "goof-up" rather than out take. For a change I am greatly looking forward to the remake. All the best and a happy New Year to you!

2:15 PM  

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