Spider Baby (2007) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This highly influential cult classic from writer-director Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters, Foxy Brown) tells the demented and darkly comic tale of the Merrye children—Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn), Virginia (Jill Banner) and Ralph (Sid Haig)—all of whom suffer from a rare genetic malady that causes its victims to mentally regress to a condition of “pre-human savagery and cannibalism.”
The children live in the old family mansion, and though under the cautious guardianship of chauffeur Bruno (Lon Chaney Jr.), they manage to terrorize anyone or anything which passes through the gates. So when the family is visited by a pair of distant relatives and their greedy lawyer, a wild night of murderous thrills ensues.
Dark Sky Films proudly presents the Director’s Cut of Spider Baby, transferred and restored in High Definition from the original 35mm negative under the personal supervision of Jack Hill and featuring previously lost footage, rounded out with never-before-seen featurettes created.
Bonus Features Include:
Feature length-commentary with writer-director Jack Hill and actor Sid Haig
“The Hatching of Spider Baby” (32 min featurette)
“Spider Stravinsky: The Cinema Sounds of Ronald Stein” (11 min featurette)
“The Merrye House Revisited” (8 min featurette)
Alternate Opening Title Sequence (“Cannibal Orgy”)
About Spider Baby (2007)
Starring: Jill Banner; Jr. Lon Chaney; Sid Haig; Joan Keller; Mary Mitchell; Mantan Moreland; Carol Ohmart; Qu
Runtime: 84 minutes
Director: Jack Hill