Friday, September 23, 2011

Spider Baby 1968

Spider Baby is a cult classic and definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. You've just gotta see this one! Maybe you're wondering what a spider has to do with vampires? Well...let's see: 

1-Vampire movies have spiders in them

2-This blog is linked to Web of

3-Narcissists weave webs of deception, trapping unwary victims.

4-Vampirism runs in families just like the madness passing from one generation to the next in Spider Baby. 

5- if you listen to lyrics at the beginning of the movie, you'll hear the word vampire or Dracula mentioned more than once. Maybe three times. Just in case you can't make it through the first five minutes of the movie, I've posted a short version here:

Screams and moans and bats and bones
Teenage monsters in haunted homes
The ghosts on the stair
The vampires bite
Better beware, there's a full moon tonight.

Cannibal spiders creep and crawl
Boys and ghouls having a ball
Frankenstein, Dracula, and even the mummy
Are sure to end up in somebody's tummy

Take a fresh rodent, some toadstools and weeds
And add an old owl and the young one she breeds
Mix in seven legs of an eight-legged beast
Then you're all set for a cannibal feast.

Sit around the fire with a cup of brew
A fiend and a werewolf on each side of you
This cannibal orgy is strange to behold
And the maddest story ever told.

Wikipedia has a great page with extra links if you want to read more about the Merrye family in Spider Baby. If you're worried about "spoilers", read this brief description below and visit the Wikipedia page after you've watched the movie.

"Three children of the Merrye family live in a decaying rural mansion with their guardian and chauffeur, Bruno. The children suffer from "Merrye Syndrome", a genetic affliction unique to members of their family, which causes them to mentally, socially, and physically regress down the evolutionary ladder starting in late childhood. Two distant relatives arrive with their lawyer and his secretary in order to examine and claim the property as rightful heirs. Bruno's shaky control over the children deteriorates; murder, chaos and insanity ensure."~Wikipedia information 

Be sure to visit the official Spider Baby website

 Full-length movie below: one hour and twenty minutes


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