Spider Baby
Spider Baby (1968)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: September 14, 1999
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Sean Axmaker
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... one of the greatest blasts of creative B-movie inspiration to hit American drive-ins and grindhouses.

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TV Guide

Mere words cannot properly convey the uniqueness of this film, which should be sought out and seen by all with an interest in the genre.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you like trashy horror films, you should be thrilled with this special treat.

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Anton Bitel

This hilarious haunted house schlocker opens the doors on America's demented, diseased history of horror, before burying it beneath the foundations of the genre's next golden age.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Though hampered by bad distribution deals and multiple title changes, word of mouth helped Spider Baby to connect with fans of schlock cinema.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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).

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David Cairns
Electric Sheep

Jack Hill's uncategorisable cult nasty is part Old Dark House/Addams Family black comedy, part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, before the whole thing winds up somewhere in Eraserhead territory.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Two-Legged Freaks!

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's one of the greatest films ever made.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
this is in the public domain so there's no excuse not to watch it!! totally the inspiration for 'texas chainsaw massacre' and other hillbilly… More
Ken Stachnik
Fantastically bizarre horror spoof/homage featuring a very young, very bald Sig Haig
Bruce Bruce
A pretty bizarre B-Movie. Black & White we open up with a little 1960'ties Black Comedy. The postman goes to what is rumored to be a haunted mansion,… More
Greg S
A family of three childlike adults, one of whom is obsessed with spiders, is taken care of by family chauffeur Lon Chaney Jr. in a dilapidated house, until… More
Robert C
Think "Baby Doll" meets "Baby Jane". Director Jack Hill is to Lon Chaney Jr what Ed Wood was to Bella Lugosi. Only Hill did it with a… More
Michael Gildea
One of the most absurd, non-sensical and greatest horro cult classics ever.