Curse of the Black Widow

Curse of the Black Widow

Director: Dan Curtis

Cast: Dan Curtis, Donna Mills, Anthony Franciosa, Patty Duke

     
 

This wonderfully cheesy TV movie-of-the-week stars Tony Franciosa as a detective hot on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path to Los Angeles, where he discovers her true identity -- a woman who was bitten by black widow spiders as a child, who has developed the… See more details below

Overview

This wonderfully cheesy TV movie-of-the-week stars Tony Franciosa as a detective hot on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path to Los Angeles, where he discovers her true identity -- a woman who was bitten by black widow spiders as a child, who has developed the ability to transform herself into a gigantic spider-monster (as portrayed by a not-too-convincing rubber puppet). An odd diversion for director Dan Curtis, with a 1950's monster-movie mentality incongruous with his earlier TV features. The cast -- comprised of many familiar TV faces -- try to play their roles straight, despite the overall impression that the whole thing is a silly put-on.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/1999
UPC:
0013131084733
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donna Mills Leigh Lockwood
Anthony Franciosa Mark Higbie
Patty Duke Actor
June Allyson Actor
Sid Caesar Actor
Jeff Corey Actor
Roz Kelly Actor
June Lockhart Actor
Vic Morrow Actor
Max Gail Actor
Michael de Lano Carlo Lenzi
Robert Burton Jeff Wallace
Bryan Byrne Oakes
Rosanna Locke Jennifer
Robert Nadder Hank
Tracy Curtis Gymnast
H.B. Haggerty Harry "Popeye" Sykes
Bruce French Summers

Technical Credits
Dan Curtis Director
Robert Blees Screenwriter
Robert Cobert Score Composer
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer

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