Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Summer 2018

- If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death 1968

- After Midnight 2018

- Godmonster of Indian Flats 1973

- A Child's Voice 2018

- Perfect Obedience 2014

- Candy & Ronnie 2017

- The Addiction 1995

- Dolemite 1975

- Imposter 2018

- Unhuman Nature 2018

- The Incantation 2018

- Low Self Esteem 2018

- The Jurassic Dead 2017

- Smash Palace 1981

- Seeing Evil 2018

- A Wish for Giants 2018

- Apotheosis 2018

- Vidar the Vampire 2017

- Poetry Slammed 2018

- Spider Danger 2012

- Funeral Day 2016

- Last House on the Left 1972

- Collar 2017

- King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen 2017

- Brothers of the Wind 2015

- Triggered 2018

- Inheritance 2017

- Dalmatian 2018

- The Return of Swamp Thing 1989

- The Assassin's Apprentice 2018

- Partitioned Heart 2017

- The Man with a Shotgun 1961

- Darkside Stories 2017

- 2047: Virtual Revolution 2016

- Missing Peace 2018

- Lake of Dracula 1971

- Shower Sharks 2018

- Curse 2018

- All Over Again 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Spider Baby
Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told / The Liver Eaters / Attack of the Liver Eaters / Cannibal Orgy, or The Maddest Story Ever Told

USA 1968
produced by
Gil Lasky, Paul Monka for Lasky-Monka
directed by Jack Hill
starring Lon Chaney jr, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchel, Karl Schanzer, Mantan Moreland, Carolyn Cooper, Joan Keller
written by Jack Hill, music by Ronald Stein, title song sung by Lon Chaney jr

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

The members of the Merrye-family are suffering from that incredibly rare Merrye-syndrome (named after the family because only the Merryes suffer from that syndrome to begin with), which causes their mental faculties to deteriorate with progressing age, in other words they are retreating to an infantile state of mind, but since they have the bodies of adults, this means they are highly dangerous.

So Uncle Ned and Aunt Martha have to be locked away in the cellar for good, Ralph (Sid Haig), the oldest of the siblings, is little more than a drooling and possibly danerous imbecile, Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn) is quite simply a psycho in a sheep's skin, while Virginia (Jill Banner) likes nothing better than to play spider with unsuspecting victims (including Mantan Moreland turning in a fun performance as messenger) - which means she lures them into a trap than cuts them up. It is only up to their driver Bruno (Lon Chaney jr), who shows some honest love for the kids, that they don't get copmpletely out of control.

Then though, normalcy enters the bizarre world of the Merryes when their relatives Peter (Quinn K. Redeker) and Emily (Carol Ohmart) and social workers Schlocker (Karl Schanzer) and Anne Morris (Mary Mitchel) pay them a visit and even try to work out details for an adoption - and here's where things get complicated ... and deadly ...


This synopsis does not do justice to Spider Baby, nor, I guess, will any synopsis, because it cannot even begin to give you a feeling how bizarre the film is. To give you a feeling you have to picture two innocent looking girls (Jill Banner, Beverly Washburn) who like to slice up people, love spiders and occasionally eat spiders, Sid Haig as a bald and creepy idiot, and Lon Chaney jr as a caring father figure who reacts to any murder the kids commit with nothing more than a mild scolding. Add to that Karl Schanzer in a completely sleazy and unlikeable role, Mantan Moreland doing his thing that seems to be as fresh as it was back in the 1930's, and spiders, pretty much anywhere, and you get a rough idea about the film. And then there's Jack Hill's direction: Truth to be told, Hill is not the most imaginative of directors, but in this film he shows how he can milk a miniscule budget and make something exciting out of it.

Highest recommendation.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Spider Baby
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Spider Baby here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Spider Baby at

Thanks for watching !!!



On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD



Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...


Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!


Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner


Jetzt kaufen bei