Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (Attack of the Liver Eaters)
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Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (Attack of the Liver Eaters)
Exploitation titan Jack Hill, who went on to make such cult favorites as Switchblade Sisters, The Swinging Cheerleaders, and Foxy Brown, made his solo directorial debut with this fascinating, offbeat shocker. The three surviving children of Titus W. Merrye, who represent the end of his family's line, live in a dilapidated mansion where patient servant Bruno (Lon Chaney, Jr.) watches over the increasingly eccentric Virginia (Jill Banner), Ralph (Sid Haig), and Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn). All three Merrye siblings suffer from the same rare disease that felled their father and the other… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though hampered by bad distribution deals and multiple title changes, word of mouth helped Spider Baby to connect with fans of schlock cinema."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"A movie in which Lon Chaney, Jr. gives the best performance (roll that around in your mind), but one for which he sings the title song (don't think about that too long)."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Two-Legged Freaks!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"It's one of the greatest films ever made."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If you like trashy horror films, you should be thrilled with this special treat."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews